Golden State favored by 7 against Phoenix on Friday
Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Odds
Phoenix will look to improve on its 23-52 record on Friday when they host Golden State in NBA odds action at US Airways Center.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Suns currently sports a record of 23-52, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 28-45-2 ATS. The Warriors are 43-32 and 38-35-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Suns post a 35-38-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Warriors have gone 42-32-1 against the number.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Suns as 7-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 198, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 29 (Suns) and the No. 7 (Warriors) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 100-92 result in favor of the Warriors is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 22-ranked offense (94.6 PPG) against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 19 at 100 PPG. The Suns have averaged 44.1% from the field per game, less than the Warriors have managed so far this season (45.6% on average).
Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.8 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.
Golden State was a 98-88 winner in its last match at home against the Hornets. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 186 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Golden State got 23 points and 16 rebounds from David Lee en route to a 98-88 victory over New Orleans on Wednesday at Oracle Arena.
Phoenix lost its last outing, a 126-101 result against the Clippers on April 3. The Suns failed to cover in that game as a 17-point underdog, while the 227 combined points took the game OVER the total. Phoenix was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Los Angeles and falling 126-101 at STAPLES Center.
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Utah are 4-6
After playing New Orleans are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing New Orleans are 5-5
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9
A few Warriors at Suns trends to consider:
Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Golden State's last 9 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Phoenix is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix's last 9 games when playing at home against Golden State
Golden State home to Utah, Sunday, April 7
Phoenix home to New Orleans, Sunday, April 7