Phoenix Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 16, 2021

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The San Antonio Spurs (33-38) are underdogs (+8.5) as they try to stop a three-game losing streak when they host the Phoenix Suns (50-21) at 2:00 PM ET on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at AT&T Center. The game airs on BSSW. The matchup has an over/under of 225.5.

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Suns vs Spurs Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Suns-8.5-110-110225.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • In Phoenix's matchups this season, the Suns and their opponents have eclipsed Sunday's point total of 225.5 points 35 times (49.3% of opportunities).
  • 35 San Antonio games this year (49.3% of its matchups) ended with a final point total higher than Sunday's over/under of 225.5 points.
  • The Suns average 115.2 points per game against the Spurs' 110.9, totaling 0.6 points over the game's point total of 225.5.
  • The 222 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 3.5 fewer than the 225.5 total in this contest.
  • On average, the over/under in Suns games is 1.0 points fewer than the over/under of 225.5 points in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this game is 1.9 points more than the average over/under in Spurs' games this season (223.6 points).

Suns Betting Data

  • Phoenix has a 40-30-1 record against the spread this season.
  • When they are at least 8.5-point favorites, the Suns have a winning ATS record of 9-8.
  • Phoenix and its opponents have hit the over in 52.1% of games (37 out of 71 matchups).

Suns Key Players

  • Devin Booker leads the Suns in scoring, racking up 25.6 points per game.
  • Chris Paul leads Phoenix with 8.9 assists per game and Deandre Ayton paces the team with 10.5 rebounds per matchup.
  • Jae Crowder is the top three-point shooter for the Suns, hitting 2.5 per game.
  • Phoenix's blocks leader is Ayton, who collects 1.2 per game. Paul leads the team averaging 1.4 steals an outing.

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Suns Last 10 Games

Suns Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalSuns MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/15/2021Spurs140-103 PHOYesAway-26.5229.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesOver
5/13/2021Trail Blazers118-117 PHOYesHome-2.5222.5-160135Regular SeasonNoOver
5/11/2021Warriors122-116 GSYesAway-7.5240.5-400310Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/9/2021Lakers123-110 LALNoAway+6.5243.5525-750Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/7/2021Knicks128-105 PHOYesHome-1.5228.5-135110Regular SeasonYesOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-34-65-5-0234.6120.2114.4+0.537.7%

Suns Injuries

Suns:Deandre Ayton: Out (Knee),Abdel Nader: Out (Knee),Cameron Johnson: Out (Wrist)

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Spurs Betting Data

  • San Antonio has a losing record against the spread, going 34-35 ATS (covering only 49.3% of the time).
  • The Spurs have not fared well when playing as an underdog by 8.5 points or more, going 2-3 against the spread.
  • In the majority of San Antonio's games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (36 out of 69 games, 52.2%).

Spurs Key Players

  • DeMar DeRozan collects 21.6 points and adds 7.0 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Spurs' leaderboards in those statistics.
  • Jakob Poeltl's stat line of 7.9 rebounds, 8.5 points and 2.0 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the San Antonio rebounding leaderboard.
  • Patty Mills is the top scorer from distance for the Spurs, hitting 2.4 threes per game.
  • Dejounte Murray (1.5 steals per game) is the steal leader for San Antonio while Poeltl (1.8 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Spurs Last 10 Games

Spurs Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalSpurs MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/15/2021Suns140-103 PHONoHome+26.5229.53300-10000Regular SeasonNoOver
5/13/2021Knicks102-98 NYNoAway+3.5200.5155-190Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/12/2021Nets128-116 BKNNoAway+11.5235.5675-1100Regular SeasonNoOver
5/10/2021Bucks146-125 SAYesHome-15.5264.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesOver
5/8/2021Trail Blazers124-102 PORNoAway+13.5222.5825-1400Regular SeasonNoOver
Spurs Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
2-83-76-4-0233.7112.2121.5-4.739.4%

Spurs Injuries

Spurs:Rudy Gay: Out (Heel),Derrick White: Out For Season (Ankle),Trey Lyles: Out (Ankle),Luka Samanic: Out (Hand),Dejounte Murray: Out (Back),DeMar DeRozan: Out (Rest),Jakob Poeltl: Out (Rest)

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