Basketball Betting — Spurs Look to Keep Chugging Along on Road in Phoenix

Customers at Get That Bet who are into basketball betting have seen something remarkable happening with the San Antonio Spurs, in that this team continues to win despite all the games their key players have lost to injury. On Friday night they will be paying a visit to a team that has supplied one of the NBA’s surprise stories when they hook up with the Phoenix Suns in a game that is slated to get underway at 9:05 PM ET at the US Airways Center in the Valley of the Sun.

The Spurs are 40-15 straight-up, and they are still very much in range of the Oklahoma City Thunder for the #1 spot in the Western Conference, as they are sitting just 2.5 games back. They have not been the most successful team when it comes to covering the number, however, with a 27-28 ATS record. The Suns are 32-21, which has them just percentage points ahead of the Golden State Warriors and in sixth place in the West. They are anything but secure right now, though; Phoenix is a game ahead of eighth-place Dallas and two games in front of ninth-place Memphis. Against the NBA odds, Jeff Hornacek’s team ranks among the NBA’s elite, with a 35-17-1 pointspread ledger.

In the basketball betting odds that have been placed on this game at Get That Bet, the Spurs are laying a small number on the road:

San Antonio Spurs -1.5
Phoenix Suns +1.5

Over 209 points -110
Under 209 points -110

This is the ninth consecutive road game for the Spurs, in what is known as the “Rodeo road trip.” Actually, it was broken up by the All-Star break, but it has been almost three weeks since this team played at the AT&T Center. They will get four days of rest after this game and go in very fresh against the Detroit Pistons next Wednesday. One of their stars is going to be very fresh for this one, as Tim Duncan sat out of Wednesday’s game at Portland, since it was the second end of a back-to-back situation. They are also without All-Star point guard Tony Parker, who has a variety of issues and won’t be back for, in coach Gregg Popovich’s words, “the foreseeable future.” But even short-handed, NBA bettors have seen this team continue to win. They beat the Clippers and Blazers in consecutive road games, as Patty Mills, who is the backup to Parker, poured in 54 points in those two contests. That brought San Antonio’s record as the visitor to 22-7 straight-up (17-12 against the basketball pointspread).

Now Get That Bet customers have noticed that some of the players the team had been missing are coming back. Danny Green returned not long ago; Manu Ginobili and Tiago Splitter, who had both missed time, combined for 31 points against Portland. Small forward Kawhi Leonard, who has been out for 13 games with a fracture in his hand, is likely to be back in the rotation tonight.

So in evaluating this game, basketball bettors might be asking themselves whether they are missing a whole lot with Parker out, as long as Mills (21 ppg over his last seven) can continue to put up big numbers. Of course, Mills will have his own defensive challenge on Friday,.as Goran Dragic has reached a different level as a Phoenix point guard and team leader since the injury loss of Eric Bledsoe. If these two head men – Hornacek and Popovich – don’t get a healthy number of votes for coach of the year, something is wrong with the voting body.

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