Golden State gets a visit from Suns
The Golden State Warriors will be looking to make up for an earlier loss to the Phoenix Suns on Friday as those Western clubs hit the hardwood together in NBA odds action.
Phoenix topped Golden State 106-102 as a 1-point home underdog on the NBA betting lines when they battled for the first time this season on December 15.
That dropped the Warriors to 6-4 SU and 5-5 ATS in their 10 most recent games against the Suns.
The Warriors sit at 17-13 (13-15-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Suns are currently 17-10 (19-6-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Golden State is 13-17 OU, and Phoenix is 16-11 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Suns listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 210 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 12-rated Warriors and the No. 8-rated Suns in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-97 win for the Warriors on Friday.
Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 117-90 winner as they battled the Lakers at home. The Suns covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 207 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles was run off the court by the Suns on Monday as Phoenix blasted the Lakers 117-90 at US Airways Center.
Last time out for Golden State, they were a 105-103 winner as they battled the Clippers at home. The Warriors failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 208 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. David Lee scored 23 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading Golden State over Los Angeles, 105-103, on Wednesday at Oracle Arena.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Suns rank No. 18 in the league with 42.85 per game. That compares with Golden State’s No. 5 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Golden State is the NBA’s No. 3-ranked team at 9.53 per game, while the Suns rate No. 2 with 9.81 per contest.
Phoenix home to Philadelphia, Saturday, December 28th
Golden State at Cleveland, Sunday, December 29th