Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns - 12/27/13
Phoenix Suns (17-10) at Golden State Warriors (17-13)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -5.5 -- Over/Under: 212 See the Latest Odds
It's a battle of two of the league's most exciting backcourts as the Phoenix Suns pay a visit to the Golden State Warriors.
The Suns have been one of the surprise packages of the season and they've been in terrific form, winning eight of their last nine and their last three straight. On Monday, Gerald Green made six threes on his way to a team-high 22 points off the bench, while Miles Plumlee added 17 points and 20 rebounds to lead the Suns past the Lakers by 117-90. Goran Dragic didn't even need to play but did manage to contribute 12 points and seven assists but Eric Bledsoe really drove the team with 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists to continue his red-hot form. With the win, Phoenix improve to 17-10 on the season and 10-4 at home where they've won five of their last six.
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Meanwhile, the Warriors have won four of their last five and were able to cap off the Christmas Day games with an entertaining 105-103 win over the Clippers. In what was one of the most physical games of the season, Draymond Green got ejected for a flagrant 2 foul, while Andrew Bogut scored 10 points and 14 rebounds in between his fights with Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. Luckily, between the pushing and shoving the Warriors managed to play some basketball as David Lee and Klay Thompson led the way with 23 points apiece, while Stephen Curry added 15 points and 11 assists. With the win, Golden State improve to 17-13 on the season and 10-4 at home.
In ATS trends, the Suns are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 road games and 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall, while the Warriors are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the Suns are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and 16-6 ATS in the last 22 meetings in Golden State.
The Warriors have been a little inconsistent for the most part this season but look to be in a decent bit of form lately, while the Suns continue to surprise people with their pace of play and impressive 17-10 record. My initial thought was to take the Warriors at home, but I actually think the Suns have what it takes to get the cover and maybe even the win tonight.