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Warriors are a Hot Bet With No Rest

What can’t be said about the Warriors that’s already been said? Well, for starters, they’re a blazing hot bet in the second game of back-to-backs, going 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games with no days off between games. Tonight they’ll travel to Phoenix to take on the lowly Phoenix Suns who they’ve already destroyed twice this season.

Shark Bites
  • The Warriors are 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the Suns.
  • The Suns are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games against the Western Conference.
  • The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last five games on the road.

The Warriors opened as 16-point favorites for the game, which is one area that they haven’t excelled at this season, going 3-5 ATS as favorites of 16-points or more. Tonight could be an opportunity to reverse the trend, however, as the Warriors have wins of 25 and 19 over the Suns this season.

High totals are the norm in Warriors games, and tonight is no different, with an opening total of 220 points. The teams combined to score 231 and 251 points in their previous games against each other this season, easily topping the total in both games.

The Warriors have already gone OVER in games with totals of 229 and 227 this month, and as we pointed out yesterday, Golden State is a hot OVER play against teams who rank 20th or worse at defending three pointers, now going 19-4 O/U in that situation. The Suns rank 29th in the association in three-point defense.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Golden State Warriors listed as -16-point favorites earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 219.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 112-99 victory for the Warriors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Phoenix battles the Golden State Warriors, currently with a 47-4 mark (29-20-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 26-26-1 for the Phoenix Suns and 30-21 for the Golden State Warriors. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Phoenix vs Golden State injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Phoenix Suns and the No. 1-ranked Golden State Warriors, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Phoenix's No. 19-ranked offense (100.45 PPG) against a Golden State Warriors defense that ranks No. 19 at 102.94 PPG. The Phoenix Suns have averaged 44% from the field per game, less than the Golden State Warriors have managed so far this NBA season (49.11% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rockets were burned for 35 points by Stephen Curry on Tuesday as the Warriors picked up a 123-110 win at Oracle Arena.

Phoenix suffered a 122-106 loss against Oklahoma City on Monday, getting 23 points from Markieff Morris in a losing effort at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Golden State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Golden State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Phoenix is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Phoenix is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games
  • Phoenix is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Golden State at Portland, Friday, February 19th
Phoenix home to Houston, Friday, February 19th