At 8:30 ET, the Golden State Warriors will host the Phoenix Suns at Chase Center. The Suns (-126) are favored by 1.5 points over the Warriors (+104) and the over/under line is set at 239.5. This division matchup will be played in San Francisco and can be seen on ABC.
Golden State and Phoenix both enter the game on three-game winning streaks. The Suns are 31-21 and sit fifth in the Western Conference, while the Warriors are 24-25 and 11th in the West. This is a Western Pacific division matchup.
PHOENIX SUNS VS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Phoenix Suns -1.5
This game will be played at Chase Center at 8:30 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE PHOENIX SUNS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 126-124 in favor of the Suns.
- Our projections have Devin Booker finishing with Devin Booker points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
- From the field, we have the Suns finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 12 threes.
Can the Suns Grab a Win on the Road?
Phoenix is looking to extend their win streak to four games after defeating the Jazz by a score of 129-115. The Suns were favored by 5.5 points in that game and have now covered the spread in three straight games.
The Suns are currently 5th in the Western Conference with a record of 31-21. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 18-14 and 5-7 against Pacific Division opponents.
In their games this season, the Suns have an average scoring total of 231.9 points, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 239.5. Overall, their O/U record for the season is 26-26.
Phoenix has been the favorite in 39 of their 52 games this season and have a record of 26-13 in those games. As the favorite, they have gone 15-23 against the spread, with an average scoring margin of +5.4 points per game.
Phoenix’s offense is one of the most efficient in the league, ranking 3rd in both field goal percentage and true shooting percentage. They are also 3rd in free throws made per game and 6th in three-point shooting percentage.
So far this season, the Suns have outscored the NBA scoring average in 55.8% of their games. They are 12th in the league in scoring at 117.5 points per game. In terms of pace, Phoenix is 20th in the NBA.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Suns are 22nd in made threes per game and 26th in three-point attempts. However, they have been one of the best teams at getting to the free-throw line, ranking 5th in attempts.
On defense, the Suns come into the game ranked 15th in the league in points allowed at 114.4 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 111 points per contest (28th). Phoenix struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Jazz, giving up 5. For the game, Utah scored 115 points in the game.
Is A Home Victory Likely for Underdog Golden State?
The Warriors have won three straight games and are now 24-25 on the season, which is 11th in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, they are in 5th place.
Golden State’s ATS record for the season is 25-23, and they have covered the spread in three straight games. At home, they are 10-15 ATS compared to 15-8 ATS on the road.
This season, the Warriors have been the underdog in 20 of their 49 games. As the underdog, they have a record of 5-15 and are 13-6 ATS. Today, they are getting 1.5 points as the underdog.
On average, the Warriors’ games have seen 237.1 points scored, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 239.5. This year, their O/U record is 27-21-1, and the under has hit in three straight games.
In their last game, the Warriors defeated the Pacers by a score of 131-109. They were 6.5-point underdogs going into the game. The O/U line for that game was 248.5.
At home this season, the Warriors are averaging 118.3 points per game (11th). Overall, they are 6th in the NBA in scoring at 119.2 points per game. When it comes to three-point shooting, Golden State is 4th in the league in attempts and makes. So far, they have hit 37% of their looks from beyond the arc.
When compared to the rest of the NBA, the Warriors are 17th in field goal percentage at 47%. In terms of pace, they are 9th in the league at 100 possessions per game. In terms of assists, Golden State is 6th in the NBA at 28.5 per game.
So far, the Warriors have outscored the NBA scoring average in 61.2% of their games. At home, they have averaged 118.3 points per game compared to 120.1 on the road. In their last two games, Golden State has outscored their season average.
Defensively, the Warriors come into today’s game ranked 21st in the NBA at 117.9 points per game allowed. However, they have shown signs of improvements lately, ranking 23rd in the league over their last three games. Most recently, the Warriors’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 109 points to the Pacers.