Suns vs. Warriors Prediction
The Warriors have had their issues with bad teams this season but will they roll tonight as a massive favorite when they take on the Suns at 10:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Warriors are 18-point favorites versus the Suns while the total is now sitting at 225.5 after opening at 226.5 points. Phoenix enters play with a 17-48 record and is just 3-7 in its last 10 games, while Golden State is 58-6 and 9-1 over its last 10.
The Warriors scored 81 points in the first half to move to 3-0 to start a six-game homestand on Friday night in a 128-112 win over the Blazers. Eighty-one points in the first half. How are the Suns going to keep pace with that tonight? Granted, they won in Orlando and Memphis last weekend while limiting those opponents to 92.0 points and 37.0 percent shooting.
But in their 128-97 home loss to the Knicks on Wednesday and in their 116-98 defeat in Denver on Thursday, they allowed those teams to hit 52.0 percent and 54.7 from long range. Only the Lakers have a worse defensive efficiency ranking than the Suns, who are 29th out of 30 teams. (L.A.'s mark is 109.7 while Phoenix's is 107.8.)
The Suns have failed to cover in 22 of their last 28 road games and are 9-20 against the spread in their last 29 games versus the Western Conference. The Warriors have covered in six of their last eight home games versus the Suns while the favorite (5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings) and home team (10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings) have been profitable in this series as well.
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