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Phoenix favored by -2 against Golden State on Saturday

Golden State Warriors Phoenix Suns
30-20 February 08, 2014, 09:00 | US Airways Center 29-20



The Warriors will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Suns in Phoenix at US Airways Center on Saturday in NBA action.

Phoenix battles the Warriors, currently with a 30-20 mark (22-26-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 27-22 for the Suns and 21-28-1 for the Warriors. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Suns in this one, they were listed earlier as -2-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 209.5 for Saturday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The Suns sit at No. 5 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Warriors are at No. 3 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Warriors will win this game 98-97.

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Golden State was a 102-87 winner in its last match at home against the Bulls. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 189 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Warriors got a 34-point performance from Stephen Curry as Golden State handed Chicago a 102-87 defeat on Thursday at Oracle Arena.

Phoenix was a 122-108 loser in its last match on the road against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 230 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Phoenix got 23 points from Goran Dragic but lost anyway 122-108 against the Rockets on Wednesday at Toyota Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 104.73 PPG, against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 8 at 98.64 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 45.72% so far, less than the Warriors shooters have achieved on the year, 45.74% per game.

Next up:
Golden State home to Philadelphia, Monday, February 10th
Phoenix home to Miami, Tuesday, February 11th