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Phoenix Suns vs Golden State Warriors Odds
Oracle Arena will feature Warriors vs. Suns action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
Golden State will face the 16-30 Suns, who own a 19-25-2 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Warriors are 28-18 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Suns are 19-26-1 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 6-rated Warriors and the No. 28-rated Suns in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 100-95 win for the Warriors on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Golden State's No. 4-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 26-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Golden State rates No. 8 in the league with 7.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 with 5.9 per outing.
Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.1 points per game. Golden State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 109-99 loser as they battled the Mavericks at home. The Suns failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 208 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Shannon Brown scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Suns to victory (they lost 109-99 to Dallas at US Airways Center on Friday).
The Warriors were a 100-97 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (197) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dallas was scorched by Klay Thompson for 27 points as the Warriors defated the Mavericks 100-97 in NBA action on Thursday.
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing Dallas are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Phoenix at Memphis, Tuesday, February 5
Golden State at Houston, Tuesday, February 5