Golden State Warriors (57-23) at Phoenix Suns (20-60)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -13.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns meet Sunday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Golden State Warriors could use a feel good win here after losing five of their last eight games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 113.8 points on 50.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.5 points and 6.9 rebounds while Klay Thompson is averaging 19.8 points and 2.6 assists. Draymond Green is the third double-digit scorer and Quinn Cook is dishing 2.6 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have split their last six road games.
The Phoenix Suns could use a victory here considering they have just two wins since February. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 103.7 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.9 points and 4.7 assists while Elfrid Payton is averaging 11.8 points and 6.2 assists. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Jackson is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have four home victories since January.
The Warriors are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
I'm not trying to eat a lot of chalk with the Golden State Warriors in their current form, and they've been bad as a big favorite this season. However, the Phoenix Suns have majority of their roster hurt, have just two wins in the last two months, are being outscored by 10.1 points at home this season and have lost four of the last five meetings against the Warriors by at least 10 points. There's better options on the board, but if forced to pick, I'd side with Golden State. Yuck.