NBA Today’s Free Pick Against the Spread | Suns at Spurs

For the second time in a week, the Phoenix Suns will take on the San Antonio Spurs. These Western Conference foes met on Monday with the Spurs eking out a 120-118 victory over the Suns on MLK day.




Despite both teams being below .500, they remain in playoff contention for the 8 seed in an otherwise loaded Western Conference. Somebody has to take the 8 seed and the first round demolition from the Lakers that comes with it. Might as well be one of these squads.


Game:  Phoenix Suns (18-26, 22-21-1 ATS) at San Antonio Spurs (20-23, 18-24-1 ATS)

When:  8:35 PM ET, Friday, January 24th, 2020

Where:  AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas

Current Line:  Spurs -4   Total:  229.5

TV Coverage: FS Arizona, FS Southwest


The Spurs enter the game looking to win their 4th in a row. They are coming off a 121-117 victory over the Pelicans when they were able to hold off the 4th quarter Zion Williamson assault to secure the win. The team was led by LaMarcus Aldridge who scored 32 points to go along with 14 rebounds and 2 blocks.

This Spurs team differs from Spurs teams of the past in how they approach the game. While the offense has been relatively effective on a night to night basis, the defense leaves plenty to be desired. They currently rank at 26th in points allowed per contest and almost 115 PPG checking in at 114.7.

The Suns enter the contest losing their last 2 and 6 of their last 10. Their last contest was an ugly 112-87 loss to the Pacers on their home floor. Kelly Oubre Jr. led the team with 17 points and 9 rebounds, but overall it was a pretty dismal effort all around.

With Tuesday's loss aside, this team is normally solid on offense. They are led by Devin Booker who averages 26.5 points per game. The team averages 113 points per game, which is good for 10th in the league.

Suns Need a New Ending on Defense

While the offense works and can even be considered good, the defense is a completely different story. The defense ranks toward the bottom of the league at 114 per game and at times seems they cannot even attempt to stop or slow anyone down. 

As for handicapping this game and what I'm playing.

The Spurs continue to often get bet like they are the Spurs of years past. This team has been a big disappointment this season going 18-24-1 versus the number costing their backers some serious cash.

This Suns team isn't good but they are young. The teams overall are pretty similar with good offensive numbers and terrible defensive stats.

The +4 the Suns are getting hasn't moved much on the NBA odds list since it opened with only Heritage offering +3.5 and Codere offering +4.5. So despite the "look" of this contest saying take the Spurs, some sharper backers are playing the Suns.

Devin Booker has a rebound game from the last contest dud he laid. I'm going to bet on the Suns for this contest at +4 in what should be a close contest most of the way.

NBA Today’s Free Pick Against the Spread: Suns +4 [Visit our NBA previews for the best odds for every game]

Pick by Jarvis

About the Author

Jarvis Mahogany is a life long sports fanatic and long time gambler from Miami, Fla. His love of sports in shared/inherited from his father and two siblings who share the same sentiment. His willingness to gamble enabled him to produce a successful business in rental property and land development while maintaining a passion for sports gambling that continues to this day.

Moving to Atlanta, GA in early teens he picked up his first parlay cards and it was love at first sight. While obtaining a Bachelors Degree from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) he became the go to source for all things gambling among family and friends. A tradition that still carries on to this day.

With a focus primarily on offshore books he has spent years learning the ins and out of the industry and is always wiling to share tips or ideas for others. In addition, he has a great deal of knowledge in maximizing money in the offshore industry thru use of bonuses, contest and promotions.

His belief is that any success and longevity in this industry is directly related to value on wagers. His opinion is not getting +EV on the majority of your wagers is the quickest way to get and stay in the red in this industry.

Jarvis Mahogany currently resides in Atlanta, GA.