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
The Warriors will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Thunder with a final score of 138-136. At the beginning of the second half, the Warriors were leading 62-56.
As the Warriors face the Suns, they are hoping to improve their record of 10-12 and get to .500 for the season. In the Western Conference, the Warriors are currently in 11th place and are 5th in the Pacific division.
So far, Golden State’s ATS record is below .500 at 9-12. Golden State has covered the spread in three consecutive road games, while maintaining an ATS record of 8-3 on the road as opposed to 1-9 at home.
The Suns Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Phoenix’s most recently played the Kings and lost with a final score of 114-106. the Suns not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +3.5 point underdogs. Concerning the over/under, the total of 220 points remained below the established over/under line of 235.
Coming into today’s matchup versus the Warriors, the Suns are 12-10 overall and are looking to snap a two-game losing skid. In the Western Conference, the Suns are currently 9th and sit 4th in the Pacific division.
Phoenix’s ATS record sits below .500 (9-13). Phoenix has struggled to cover the spread in their last two road games and has an ATS record of 5-6 on the road, while it is 4-7 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 115.5 points per game (11th). The Warriors come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.7 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 8th ranked unit in made free-throw per game.
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. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Suns are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.7 per contest. Their slower style of play has created fewer offensive opportunities, leading to them being ranked 27th in fields goals made per contest.
Warriors Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Warriors defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 45.5% of their games. Currently, they are 20th in the NBA at 115.1 points per game allowed.
The Golden State defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.7% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.3% of their field goal attempts vs. Golden State.
Suns Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Suns’ defense is giving up an average of 113.0 points per contest.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Suns are forcing 14.3 per game, which is 25th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 1st in blocked shots at 6.9 per game.
Key Players For The Warriors And Suns
In today’s game, our projections have Stephen Curry leading the Warriors with 19 points on 6/12 shooting from the field. This season, he is averaging 29.4 points per game along with 5 boards.
As for Phoenix, Kevin Durant is projected to be the primary scorer for the Suns. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 18, and adding 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 52.1%, and he is contributing 31 points per game on average.
Warriors vs Suns Trends
- Across their last three road contests, Golden State has a 3-0 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 0-3, while averaging 123 points per game.
- In their last five games at home, the Suns have a straight up record of 3-2 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 114 points per game in these contests.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Golden State has an ATS mark of 6-3-1 while going 2-8 straight up.
- In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Suns have a strong straight up record of 4-1. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.
Warriors vs Suns Prediction
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +3, the Warriors is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.
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.
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