Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns - 4/2/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (38-37) at Golden State Warriors (61-13)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -11.5 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors play host to the Phoenix Suns tonight at the Oracle Arena.
The Golden State Warriors have won 15 of their last 16 games and their last 10 straight after taking down the red-hot Clippers in a 110-106 shootout on Tuesday. Blake Griffin had a monster game of 40 points, 12 rebounds and five assists while Chris Paul added 27 points and nine assists, but it still wasn't enough as the Clippers stormed out to an early 17-point lead but just couldn't hold off the Warriors who were led by 27 points from Stephen Curry. As a team, the Clippers were basically getting every look they wanted in the first three quarters but absolutely hit the wall in a 28-18 fourth quarter where the Warriors just took over. With the loss, LA drops to 50-26 overall which puts them in danger of losing their fifth spot to the Spurs who are only half a game behind them.
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Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns will be eager to snap an ugly four-game skid tonight after getting trounced by the Trailblazers in a 109-86 loss on Monday. Eric Bledsoe had a poor game of just 12 points and didn't receive any support as the Suns put together yet another lackluster performance which was summarized in the 37-16 third quarter dominated by the Blazers. In fact, the Suns have averaged just 90.7 points during their skid and have lost by an average margin of 12.5 points despite three of those games coming at home. With the loss, Phoenix falls to 38-37 on the season which means it's time to plan for next season.
In ATS trends, the Suns are 4-1 ATS in their five road games and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall, while the Warriors are 8-0 ATS in their last eight games overall and 22-8 ATS in their last 30 games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the Suns are 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings in Golden State and the over is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings overall.
With the playoffs just around the corner, don't be surprised if coach Steve Kerr elects to rest one or two of his players in this one. However, assuming that the Warriors send out their usual starters, I don't see why the Warriors can't win another game at home by double digits.