The Golden State Warriors (7-8) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (8-6) on Wednesday, November 22nd. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Footprint Center and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.
Warriors vs Suns
The Warriors Are Coming Off A Win
The Warriors’ most recent game versus the Rockets saw Stephen Curry lead the Warriors with 32 points while shooting 8/14 from the field. As the Warriors secured the victory with a final score of 121-116, Klay Thompson also chipped in with 20 points.
The Warriors head into today’s action with an overall record of 7-8 and have gone 1-2 over their previous three games. The team is presently 10th in the Western Conference and 4th in the Pacific division.
This season, Golden State holds an ATS record of 5-9, which also includes their three game losing streak against the spread. Golden State has covered the spread in two consecutive road games, while maintaining an ATS record of 5-2 on the road as opposed to 0-7 at home.
The Suns Are Coming Off A Win
In their last game, the Suns defeated the Trail Blazers with a final score of 120-107. Going into the second half the Suns held the lead at 56-51.
Coming into today’s game vs. the Warriors, the Suns are looking to build on their above .500 record of 8-6. During their 14 games, the Suns have gone 6-5 against teams in the Western Conference and 2-1 in non-conference matchups.
Phoenix has an overall ATS record of 6-8 for the season so far. When playing on the road, the Suns hold an ATS record of 3-4 in contrast to a 3-4 record against the spread when playing at home.
Warriors Offense Breakdown
The Warriors step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 113.9 points per game (12th). The Warriors come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.4 made 3’s per game. One area that the Golden State offense will continue to rely on is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are the 10th ranked unit in made free-throw per game.
Suns Offense Breakdown
Today, the Suns enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 117.3 points per game (7th). So far, the Suns are averaging 98.9 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 19th in shots made inside the arc.
Warriors Team Defense
So far, the Warriors’ defense is ranked 15th in the league at 113.5 points per contest.
So far this season, the Warriors’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 7th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 24.7 times per game vs. Golden State.
Suns Team Defense
At present, the Suns’ defense is ranked 20th, allowing 114.9 points per game.
The Suns defense is coming off a game in which they held the Trail Blazers offense to just 56.6% shooting. Overall, they gave up 107 points to Portland.
Key Players For The Warriors And Suns
For today’s matchup, we project Stephen Curry to lead the scoring for the Warriors, putting up 22 points and shooting at a rate of 7/14. This season, he is averaging 30.4 points per game along with 4.8 boards.
On the other side, Kevin Durant is our projected leading scorer for the Suns. We have him ending the game with a team-high 21 and grabbing 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 53.5% and is averaging 31.4 points per contest.
Warriors vs Suns Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Warriors have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 112 points per game in these contests.
- When looking at their past three home matchups, Phoenix has an ATS record of 0-3 while averaging 129 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Warriors have a straight up record of 3-7. Their record vs the spread in these games was 4-5-1.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Phoenix has an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 6-4 straight up.
The Warriors come in as the underdog at +2.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 233.5, and our model projects the Warriors and Suns to reach a combined total of 231 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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