Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors - 3/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (49-12) at Phoenix Suns (33-31)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 9, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +5.5 -- Over/Under: 218 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors and the Phoenix Suns meet at the US Airways Center tonight.
The Golden State Warriors have won five of their last six and are going for a fourth straight win tonight after taking down the Clippers by 106-98 last night. Stephen Curry faced a bunch of double teams which restricted him to just 12 points and four assists, but it opened the court up for other players as Draymond Green who scored 23 points while Shaun Livingston and Klay Thompson added 21 points each as the Warriors led by as many as 19 points after the third quarter before cruising to an eight-point win. With the marquee win, Golden State improve to 49-12 on the season and an amazing 27-2 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns were going for a third straight win in their last outing but just couldn't get it going against the Cavaliers in an 89-79 loss on Saturday. Markieff Morris led the team with 16 points while PJ Tucker and Gerald Green added 11 points each, but that was about it as the Suns shot a woeful 35.7 percent from the field and fell behind by as many as 32 points in the third quarter before cutting into the margin with consolation buckets in the fourth quarter. With the loss, Phoenix drops 2.5 games behind Oklahoma City who currently hold the last spot in the Western Conference.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road agmes and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall, while the Suns are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall but just 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games when allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Head to head, the Warriors are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Phoenix.
I know the ATS trends are suggesting that the Suns should cover in this one, but there's just no way I can go past the Warriors after what we saw from them last night.