warriors vs suns nba prediction

NBA Golden State vs Phoenix Suns Prediction 12/12/2023

The Golden State Warriors  (10-12) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (12-10) on Tuesday, December 12th. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Footprint Center and televised on TNT. Both the Warriors and Suns will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.

Warriors vs Suns

The Warriors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Warriors conveyed a message to the Thunder with a score of 138-136. the Warriors entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 62-56.

So far this season, the Warriors are 10-12 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In Western Conference play, the Warriors are 9-10 and are 1-2 in non-conference games.

Golden State comes in with an overall ATS record of 9-12 so far this season. The Warriors are in the midst of a three game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they come in with a 3-9 record against the spread as favorites.

The Suns Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Suns’ most recent matchup against the Kings saw Devin Booker lead the Suns with 28 points while shooting 10/14 from the field. Eric Gordon added 19 points, but unfortunately, Phoenix was defeated in the game with a score of 114-106.

Heading into their matchup with the Warriors, the Suns have an overall record of 12-10 and are looking to snap their two game losing streak. Against other Western Conference teams, the Suns are 9-8 while going 3-2 in non-conference play.

Phoenix possesses an ATS record of 9-13 for this season, including their ongoing five game losing streak against the spread. As the favorite this season, Phoenix is 6-9 vs. the spread while going 3-4 as the underdog.

Warriors Offense Breakdown

Leading up to today’s matchup, the Warriors are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 115.5 points per game (11th). So far, Golden State is averaging 100 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. If the Warriors offense is going to continue to produce at their current level, they would benefit from an improvement in their outside shooting. Currently, they are the 14th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.

Suns Offense Breakdown

The Phoenix offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 12th ranked offense at 115.1 points per game. So far, the Suns are averaging 97.7 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. One thing to keep an eye on is if the Suns will be able to maintain their current level of scoring. Not only does the team tend to play a slower style of basketball, but they are just 20th in shots made inside the arc.

Warriors Team Defense

At present, the Warriors’ defense is ranked 20th, allowing 115.1 points per game.

Opponents are hitting 53.7% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 34.7% of their three-point attempts.

Suns Team Defense

At this time, the Suns’ defense is positioned 13th in the NBA, permitting 113.0 points per game.

In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Suns defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 52.3% while allowing 34.8% from downtown.

Key Players For The Warriors And Suns

For today’s matchup, we project Stephen Curry to lead the scoring for the Warriors, putting up 19 points and shooting at a rate of 6/12. For the season, he has been averaging 29.4 points per game, in addition to 5 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Kevin Durant as the leading scorer for the Suns. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 18 while also collecting 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 52.1% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 31 points per game.

Warriors vs Suns Trends

  • In their last five road games, Golden State has averaged 118 points per game while allowing 121. The team’s record in this stretch was 0-5 while going 4-1.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Phoenix has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 114 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Golden State has an ATS mark of 3-2 while going 0-5 straight up.
  • Across their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Suns have an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 against the spread.

Warriors vs Suns Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +3, we recommend going with the Warriors on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 234.5, and our model projects the Warriors and Suns to reach a combined total of 218 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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