Warriors vs. Suns - 3/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (17-48) at Golden State Warriors (58-6)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -21 -- Over/Under: 226.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, CSNB
The Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors square off Saturday night at the Oracle Arena.
The Phoenix Suns could use a win after losing 12 of their last 15 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 100.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 47 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 11.1 points and 1.9 assists while Mirza Teletovic is averaging 11 points and 3.4 rebounds. Jon Leuer is dishing 1.2 assists and Alex Len is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Suns are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost 15 of their last 17 road games.
USA TODAY Sports
The Golden State Warriors hope to build on their ridiculous and historic 58-6 record. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.1 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 30.4 points and 6.6 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 21.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Draymond Green is dishing 7.4 assists and Harrison Barnes is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 41.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have not lost a home game since January 27 of last year.
The Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-22 ATS in their last 28 road games. The Warriors are 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. The Suns are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Golden State.
When was the last time you saw an NBA team favored by 21 points? This is insane, especially when you add in the fact the Suns are rested and catching the Warriors on the end of a back to back. I'm not even sure how to cap this game, as everything in my brain says you don't leave 21 points on the table.
So, I wouldn't touch this game, but if I had to, I would take the points.