Warriors close out week against Suns
The Golden State Warriors are 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS in their last half-dozen games against the Phoenix Suns with the teams meeting on the hardwood out in Arizona on Sunday night.
Overall the Warriors are 6-4 SU and 5-5 ATS in the last 10 meetings between the Western Conference teams, with the OVER/UNDER going 3-5-2 for bettors on the NBA odds.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Suns currently sport a record of 13-9, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 15-5-2 ATS. The Warriors are 13-11 and 10-12-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Suns post a 14-8 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Warriors have gone 11-13 against the number.
The Suns - Warriors odds would favor the Suns if the lines were set according to power ranks. Phoenix is rated No. 7 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Warriors sit at No. 9. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 98-96 win for the Suns.
The Warriors were a 116-112 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (228) made winners of OVER bettors. Golden State got 23 points and 10 rebounds from David Lee in a losing cause in a 116-112 loss to Houston on Friday at Oracle Arena.
The Suns were a 116-107 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (223) made winners of OVER bettors. Goran Dragic went off for 29 points and added 4 rebounds leading Phoenix over Sacramento, 116-107, on Friday at US Airways Center.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 102.41 PPG, against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 18 at 100.25 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 46.63% so far, less than the Warriors shooters have achieved on the year, 46.74% per game.
Golden State home to Charlotte, Tuesday, December 17th
Phoenix home to San Antonio, Wednesday, December 18th