Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns - 12/3/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (6-13) at Golden State Warriors (16-3)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -16.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors clash late Saturday night in a NBA game at the Oracle Arena.
The Phoenix Suns could use a feel good road victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 106.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 19.1 points and 2.6 assists while Eric Bledsoe is averaging 18.8 points and 5.9 rebounds. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Knight is dishing 2.8 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Golden State Warriors look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time while building on their 16-3 start. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 118.1 points on 49.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 27.1 points and 8.4 rebounds while Stephen Curry is averaging 26.6 points and 5.9 assists. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won five of their last six home games.
The Suns are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest. The Warriors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest. The Suns are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Do oddmakers watch basketball? The Warriors continue to struggle defensively and get killed on the boards regardless of who they play. Still, Golden State continues to be double-digit favorites and fall short of covers. Say what you want about the Suns, but they can shoot the basketball and put up points. You have to take the Suns and the points, as this line is downright insane given how the Warriors trade baskets far too often.