Free NBA Picks Today: Phoenix Suns vs San Antonio Spurs 4/4/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Phoenix Suns vs San Antonio Spurs 4/4/23
Tue 4th April 2023

The Phoenix Suns (43-35, 26-12 Home), one of the league’s top scoring defenses, welcome the San Antonio Spurs (20-58, 7-32 Away) on Tuesday. San Antonio beat the Sacramento Kings 142-134 in overtime at Golden 1 Center on Sunday.

Doug McDermott was the scoring leader with 30 points. Tre Jones had a triple double with 17 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds. The Spurs are 14th in the Western Conference.

Phoenix won their fifth in a row on Sunday at Paycom Center, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-118. Kevin Durant had 35 points, leading the team. The Suns are fourth in the Western Conference. It’s the final meeting of the season between the teams.

Phoenix will be pursuing a season sweep against San Antonio after earning the win in both of their prior matchups, the most recent of which was a 128-118 overtime victory at AT&T Center on January 28, their eighth straight head-to-head victory.

Chris Paul led the Suns with 31 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds. Keldon Johnson had 34 points in the loss. Johnson is averaging 22.0 points per game to lead the Spurs in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Zach Collins is grabbing 6.3 rebounds per game, and Jones is dishing 6.4 assists.

Deandre Ayton (17.7 ppg) and Mikal Bridges (17.2) have powered the Suns’ offense. Ayton also has averaged 9.9 rebounds per game. Paul has tallied 9.1 assists per game.

The Suns rank as one of the toughest scoring defenses in the NBA, fourth-best with 111.5 points per game allowed. The Spurs have had the advantage in the last 10 trips to Footprint Center, winning seven. Phoenix has won four in a row at home this season.

San Antonio is 2-8 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -15.2 (114.3-129.5). For the season, the Spurs are averaging 112.5 points per game, compared to 122.8 for opponents. Phoenix has gone 6-4 over the last 10, scoring 115.5 points per game on average while allowing 112.9 (+2.6 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Malaki Branham: 22.8 | 14.6 | +8.2
Devin Vassell: 18.0 | 26.0 | -8.0
Points per game:
Doug McDermott: 18.3 | 10.3 | +8.0
Devin Vassell: 9.0 | 18.5 | -9.5
Rebounds per game:
Sandro Mamukelashvili: 6.8 | 3.9 | +2.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Damion Lee: 3.0 | 12.7 | -9.7
Points per game:
Deandre Ayton: 12.8 | 17.7 | -4.9
Rebounds per game:
Torrey Craig: 3.6 | 5.4 | -1.8

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Phoenix Suns -19.5 (-105)

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