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Suns vs Warriors NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors
- Where: San Francisco at Chase Center
- Date: Tuesday, January 10th
- Betting Odds GS -10, PHO +375 | GS -498 O/U OFF
The Suns come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 20-21. So far, the team has gone 19-20-2 against the spread. Phoenix will take the court having lost 6 straight games. The team has an average scoring margin of -12.83 in these matchups.
Phoenix is trying to bounce back from a 112-98 loss to the Cavaliers. Going into this game, the team was 6 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Phoenix was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Cavaliers by 14 going into halftime. In the loss, Duane Washington Jr. led the team in scoring with 25 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.
So far, the Warriors have put together an overall record of 20-20, while going 18-21-1 vs the spread. Against the Suns, the Warriors are looking to break out of a 2 game losing streak. These defeats have come on an average scoring differential of -8.5 points per contest.
The Warriors are coming off a dissappointing 115-101 loss to the Magic. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 6 points. Golden State was not able to make a comeback in this matchup, as they went into the half down by 3. Leading the team in scoring was Anthony Lamb, as he contributed 26 points while hitting 45.0% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Last year, the Suns saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Warriors, averaging 103.5 points per game. While the Suns struggled on offense in the series, the Warriors maintained their usual level of scoring at 108.25 vs Phoenix. Spanning across the last 5 head-to-head matchups, the Suns and Warriors have been competitive, with an average margin of victory sitting at just 2 points per game. This has resulted in a 3-2 ATS record for Golden State. A combined average of 226 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 41 games, the Suns are averaging 112.7 points per contest, placing them 17th in the NBA. The Suns come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.0 made 3’s per game. Phoenix is a strong candidate to see their overall offensive numbers improve, as not only are they a good outside shooting unit, but they do a good job taking care of the ball, ranking 7th in fewest turnovers per game.
So far, the Suns have played well defensively, as they are ranked 9th in the league at 107.33 points per contest.
Before getting in a bet on today’s game, be sure to check the injury reports as Devin Booker has already been ruled out for the Suns. However, the key name to watch is Deandre Ayton, as he is currently questionable. If he is unable to play, Phoenix will be without its top two scorers, as Booker is averaging 27.1 points per contest and Ayton at 17.5. If Deandre Ayton can give it a go, he will matched up against a Golden State defense ranked 16th in fewest points allowed to centers.
Golden State will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 116.8 points per game (6th). In terms of pace, the Warriors are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 102.2 possessions per game. A key aspect of the team’s offensive success is their ability to pair an up-tempo style of play with efficient outside shooting. So far, they are the 7th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.
So far, the Warriors have played well defensively, as they are ranked 3rd in the league at 105.46 points per contest.
Before getting a bet down on this matchup, be sure to check in on the health status of Stephen Curry who is 2nd on the team in scoring at 30.0 points per game. At the time of this article, Curry is listed as questionable. For the season, he is 1st on the team in usage rate and is 8th in the NBA in player efficiency rating. If he is able to play, Golden State benefit from having both of their top scorers as Jordan Poole leads the team and is 49th in the league in scoring (20.6). For today’s matchup, he will going against a defense ranked 17th in points allowed to point-guards.
Suns vs Warriors Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Warriors -10
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF