Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors - 3/17/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors - 3/17/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors (52-17) at Phoenix Suns (19-51)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)

The Line: Phoenix Suns +3 -- Over/Under: 215 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns meet Saturday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The Golden State Warriors could use a win here after losing three of their last four games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.7 points on 51 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 26.3 points and 6.2 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 26.6 points and 6.8 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have split their last six road games.

The Phoenix Suns could use a feel good victory considering they’ve won just one game since February. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 104.3 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.9 points and 4.7 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 19.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. Josh Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Len is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns haven’t won a home game since January 31.

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The Warriors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Suns are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.

I don't care how many injuries the Golden State Warriors have, I'm not backing the Phoenix Suns when only getting a bucket. We're talking about a team that's won once in the last month and a half, and is being outscored by 21.4 points in their last five games. I'm sure Golden State has enough to get the job done here. 

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Randy’s Pick Golden State Warriors -3

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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