The Phoenix Suns have been one of the least pleasant surprises this season, but they get a lucky break in the form of a game against the lowly San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. The Spurs have only won a few games in the previous four weeks and have a shot to finish the season with the worst record in the NBA.
Will the Suns get back on track against such a poor team, or will the Spurs sneak another win as underdogs?
Spurs Vying for Worst Record in the NBA
There isn’t much to say about the San Antonio Spurs other than they have the 4th worst record in the NBA and 2nd worst in the West.
The Spurs raised some eyebrows with a 106-98 over the Nets last week but fell right back into bad habits with four straight losses since. Entering the weekend, the Spurs are 1-9 straight up in their previous 10 games, with two wins since the new year.
The Spurs aren’t doing much better against the spread, with a 2-5 ATS record in their previous seven matchups. On the season, Spurs bettors are down -5.60 units.
Mounting injuries exacerbate the Spurs’ poor roster, with Romeo Langford, Josh Richardson, and Jeremy Sochan being questionable for Saturday.
Suns Getting Back on Track
Despite dropping their last game on Thursday, 99–95, to the Dallas Mavericks, the Suns are playing much better in recent action. At one point between mid-December and last week, the Suns were an abysmal 2-12 straight up and fell from 19-12 to 21-24.
Injuries had a lot to do with the Suns’ meltdown, and Phoenix is still banged up as of this weekend. Landry Shamet, Devin Booker, and Cameron Payne are out for Saturday. Meanwhile, Jae Crowder isn’t hurt but remains away from the team as they try to trade him.
But they have Chris Paul back and a lot of firepower, including Deandre Ayton and Miles Bridges. Paul’s assist numbers are down, but he’s scoring nearly 14 PPG. Ayton and Bridgers are the only two players in the starting lineup with more than 40 starts. Both Paul and Booker have missed 21 games this season.
Regarding betting results, the Suns have an 11-13 losing record against the spread, and bettors are down 3.30 units.
Suns vs Spurs Game Injuries
Suns vs Spurs Head-to-Head
The Suns have owned the Spurs in recent series with a 7-0 straight-up record since 2021. The Spurs, however, are 4-3 ATS in those seven losses. The Over/Under was 4-3, and the last four games in a row have fallen under.
Suns vs Spurs Game Information
- Game: Suns (25-25) vs Spurs (14-35)
- Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
- Day/Time: Saturday, Jan. 28, 6 p.m. ET
- Suns vs Spurs Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Suns vs Spurs Betting Lines
Suns vs Spurs Picks & Prediction
While the Suns are struggling now, the Spurs have been a dumpster fire all season long. San Antonio already got crushed by Phonix once this season by 38 points, and there is no reason to suspect the Spurs suddenly got a lot better.
The Phoenix Suns are listed at -210 in our Vegas NBA lines. If you wager $100 on the Suns, you can win $48. The San Antonio Spurs are +175, offering a chance to win $175 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Suns a 67.74% chance to win, with the Spurs at 36.36%.