Our top play from the NBA on Tuesday will come from the pro basketball contest between the San Antonio Spurs and the Phoenix Suns. The Spurs and Suns will begin from Phoenix at 10PM Eastern Time and you can watch this pro basketball contest live over the NBA League Pass. With our NBA best bet for today we will play on the San Antonio Spurs -1 ½ points against the Phoenix Suns. The pointspread from the Suns and Spurs was taken from BetOnline sportsbook.
The betting odds from our NBA pick opened up with the road club San Antonio Spurs favored by -2 points and the over under was 201 points. The bettors came with their early money on the home team Suns as the Spurs were bet down to a -1 ½ point favorite at most online sportsbooks. There are a few betting outlets with the Spurs favored by -2 points. The total has steamed up to a current line of 203 ½ points. If you bet the San Antonio Spurs on the money line your return will be -120 odds. If you believe the home underdog Phoenix Suns can earn the outright win tonight you will get +100 odds for your money line wager.
The San Antonio Spurs have had good results against the Phoenix Suns with four wins in their past five meetings. It is worth noting that the Spurs only loss during those five games occurred with Manu Ginobili was out of the lineup due to injury. They defeated Phoenix 102-91 in their only previous meeting this year. Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is back healthy and has been inserted back into the San Antonio rotation off the bench. The Spurs are on a great run right now with seven wins over their past eight games which includes a 114-105 road win at the number one seeded Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western conference. The key to tonight’s game is the fact Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is getting his teamed playing outstanding defense as we near the playoffs. They have held their past three opponents to just 87 points or less all resulting in victories. San Antonio is facing a Suns team tonight that is not very good defensively as Phoenix have allowed their past five opponents 45.7% shooting from the field.
The Phoenix Suns are in a tough spot tonight playing their first home game after a four game eastern road trip. They have just one day of rest following their win on Sunday at Cleveland. We saw the Suns beat some of the lower tier Eastern conference clubs but failed to step up in losses against Orlando and Miami where they could not eclipse more than 99 points in those losses. This is the Suns make up, they are good enough to beat the lower tiered teams but not good enough to beat the elite clubs in the NBA. The Suns won’t be able to match the Spurs defensive intensity and energy on the court for a full 48 minutes. That’s what we saw when this old Suns team fell to Orlando and Miami. Bet the Spurs tonight at the sports book.