San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns Pick – NBA December 6, 2021

The San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns battle at the Footprint Center on Monday night in the desert. The Spurs are looking to stay hot after following four straight wins.

They are coming off an impressive 112-107 win over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. This was after an impressive 114-83 win against the Portland Trail Blazers.

They are on a four-game win streak against the spread as well. They’ve flipped a switch after going winless in six straight games. The Spurs have more talent than that skid indicated.

The absence of Jakob Poeltl had something to do with their struggles as well. Poeltl back in the lineup changes what the Spurs can do. The offense opens up for Derrick White and Dejounte Murray with Poeltl at center.

This is still a team in transition, though. The Spurs are well below .500 with a record of 8-13 despite their success recently.

Off a big win over the Warriors, we’ll see if the Spurs don’t suffer a letdown spot. The Suns are in an opposite role, as they look to start a new winning streak. Their run came to an end at 18 games on Friday night at the Chase Center.

If any team was going to stop the Suns it was going to be the Warriors. Golden State pulled away for a 118-96 win for an easy victory. The Suns appeared to throw in the towel in the 4th as the Warriors cleared.

It will be interesting to see how the Suns respond after their first loss since October 27. Devin Booker will not be active again tonight as he continues to nurse a bad hamstring. Devin Vassell is expected to miss tonight for the Spurs.

Head below for our free Spurs vs. Suns pick on December 6, 2021.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns Betting Odds and Team Statistics:

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Moneyline Total
San Antonio Spurs +7 (-110) +250 Over 216 (-110)
Phoenix Suns -7 (-110) -300 Under 216 (-110)
Team Data San Antonio Spurs Phoenix Suns
Overall Record 8-13 19-4
ATS Record 12-9-0 12-11-0
Away/Home Record 4-7 10-2
ATS Away/Home 6-5-0 6-6-0
Points Per Game 107.7 111.6
Points Against Per Game 107.7 105.1
Field Goal % 46.8 48.0
Three Point % 34.8 36.2

Spurs vs. Suns Prediction:

Devin Booker’s absence isn’t something that the Suns can just shake off and move on from. Chris Paul is at his best when Booker is on the floor. That goes for the entirety of this team, but Paul thrives when he and Booker in the backcourt together.

Without Booker, the Suns are missing a guy that is scoring 23.2 points per game and shooting 45.8% from the field. He has averaged 4.9 rebounds per game and 4.5 assists per game.

The Suns are scoring 111.6 points per game as a team, but that has regressed to 105 points per game when he isn’t playing. Around a 6-point difference sounds about right for the Suns.

Defensively, as long as they have Deandre Ayton active, the Suns should be fine. They are a top-10 defense with 105.1 points against per game.

Teams are shooting 43.7%, with the Suns fourth in the regard. Before the Warriors scored 118 points, the Suns held their opponents to 103 points or less in three of their previous four attempts.


San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns Betting Trends:

Spurs

  • 4-0 ATS in their previous four games
  • 4-0 ATS in their previous four games as an underdog
  • UNDER 12-3-2 in their previous 17 games on the road
  • UNDER is 3-0-2 in their previous five games as an underdog on the road
  • UNDER is 9-3-2 in their previous 14 games on one-day rest

Suns

  • 8-2 ATS in their previous ten games after allowing more than 100 points
  • 3-8 ATS in their previous 12 games on two-day rest
  • 1-5 ATS in their previous six games after a loss
  • UNDER is 4-0 in their previous four games after a loss
  • UNDER is 4-0 in their previous four games on two-day rest

The Spurs are figuring things out recently, but I could see them regressing offensively versus the Suns in this one.

Despite beating the Warriors, Golden State was on a back-to-back and didn’t look interested after their big win versus the Suns. San Antonio has scored an average of just 102.3 points per game on the road this season.

The Suns should be able to contain the Spurs in this one after the Warriors made it look easy on them. While they did give up 118 points, the Suns have allowed 104.2 points a game in their last five attempts.

San Antonio has stepped up recently on defense as well, with 100.2 points allowed per game in their last five games. A player isn’t going to last long on the floor without playing defense for Gregg Popovich.

This should fall UNDER the number in a 108-102 or 112-100 game in the desert at the Footprint Center.

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UNDER 216
Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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