Warriors vs. Suns Prediction
Will the Golden State Warriors run past the Phoenix Suns when the two teams meet up tonight at 9PM ET?
573 Golden State Warriors vs. 574 Phoenix Suns
Monday, December 31, 2018
9PM ET – Talking Stick Resort Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Warriors are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -10.5 points against the Suns. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 228 points. The public betting for this game currently has 77 percent going on the Warriors on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Warriors snap covers skid
The Golden State Warriors are coming off a 115-105 win at Portland on Saturday. They covered for the first time in six games in the victory and are just 2-8 against the spread in their last 10. Golden State is 24-13 on the season, 9-8 on the road, 15-22 against the spread and 19-18 with the under.
The Warriors still have one of the best offenses in the NBA, averaging 115.4 points per game while shooting 37.9 percent from the arc and a league-best 48 percent from the field. Defensively, Golden State is giving up 111.3 points per game. Kevin Durant is leading the Warriors with 28.6 points, 7.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game while Stephen Curry is adding 28.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.
Suns back to losing
Phoenix had a brief win streak, but the Suns have lost four of their last five games following a 122-118 loss at home to Denver on Saturday. The Suns have still been covering, as they are 8-1 against the spread in their last nine. Phoenix is now 9-28 on the season, 5-13 at home, 17-20 against the spread and 21-16 with the under.
The Suns are putting up 105.4 points per game this season on offense while giving up 113.9 per game on defense. They allow opponents to shoot 48 percent against them. Over their last five games, the Suns are putting up 118.2 per game on offense, but giving up 124 per game. Leading scorer Devin Booker is questionable to play tonight due to a back injury. Booker is putting up 25.3 points and 7.2 assists per game while Deandre Ayton is adding 16.8 points and 10.9 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Warriors are 12-4-1 against the spread in their last 17 Monday games and 8-1 ATS in their last nine road games against a team with a home winning percentage below .400.
The Suns have covered in four of their last five at home, but failed to cover in four straight home games against a team with a winning road record.
The Suns have been playing better with Booker in the lineup, but he may have to sit tonight. Even with him, he can’t compete with this Golden State offense. The Phoenix defense is almost non-existent, so the Warriors should be able to score at will. The Suns can’t match that scoring behind just Booker and certainly won’t be able to match it without him.
NBA Prediction: Golden State Warriors -10.5