NBA Betting Predictions: Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns
Monday January 2nd at 1:30pm Eastern, the Golden State Warriors (2-2) travel to take on the Phoenix Suns (1-3) where one of these two teams can get back on the winning track as they both lost their previous game. BetDSI Sportsbook current Live Lines have not displayed the line yet on this matchup so check up often over the next few hours.
The Golden State Warriors were absolutely manhandled 107-79 by the Philadelphia 76ers on December 31st. The Warriors did come out strong in the first outscoring Philadelphia 25-19 in the first quarter, however after that they could not even keep close getting heavily outscored. Golden State going only 34-89 from the floor at a low 38.2%, the Warriors had little chance to even keep this contest close.
While the Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry had 21 points, 4 assists, 8 rebounds, and David Lee 19 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist both had good games, nobody else around them could do much to help out. The next leading scorer besides these two was Guard Ish Smith with 9 and Forward Ekpe Udoh with 7. On defense they were really chewed up as five Phildadelphia players scored double digit points, Guard Louis Williams leading the way with 23.
The Phoenix Suns also lost their last game which was also played Saturday December 31st. The Suns kept their loss much closer than the Warriors did their as they dropped a 107-97 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Four different players put up 10 or mor points for the Phoenix Suns with one more on the cusp as Guard Shannon Brown had 8. Forwards Hakm Warrick and Markieff Morris both had 15 points, while Guard-Forward Jared Dudley was close behind with 14. Dudley had a pretty good game all around as he had 5 boards, 2 assists, 2 steals, and a blocked shot to go with his seven baskets.
The Suns were just brutally outshot by the Oklahoma City Thunder who hit 41 out of 77 shots from the floor for a nasty 53% rate, compared to the Thunders 35/88 at a 38.8 percent rate. However at the rate that Oklahoma was turning over the ball the Suns should have better capitalized as the Tunder turned over the ball 21 times to Phoenix’s 12. In the End Oklahoma’s Kevin Durant and co. was just to much for Phoenix playing much more physical out rebounding them 45 to 37.
My Prediction: This spread may open up as the Phoenix Suns a few point favorites at home over the Golden State Warriors, and I think that is fair. The Golden State Warriors showed little in their loss other than how to blow a lead after a dominant first quarter. The Suns on the other hand kept the game close and were competitive, I believe they get back on track with a win at home over the Warriors.
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