Phoenix Suns (20-21) vs. Golden State Warriors (20-20)
January 10, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Golden State Warriors -4; Over/Under: +231
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The Phoenix Suns invade the Chase Center to do battle with the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night in NBA action.
The Phoenix Suns have been in a real slump as they’ve lost nine of their last 10 games overall and they will be hoping to arrest a six-game slide after getting routed by the Cavaliers in a 112-98 loss on Sunday. Duane Washington Jr led the team in scoring with 25 points on nine of 18 shooting off the bench, Mikal Bridges added 15 points while DeAndre Ayton tallied 14 points with 11 rebounds and six assists. As a team, the Suns shot 44 percent from the field and 14 of 26 from the 3-point line as they went back and forth with the Cavaliers in a tight contest before they got blown away in the fourth quarter where they managed just 19 points to get blown out in the end.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been in a rut as they’ve lost four of their last nine games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after routing the Magic in a 115-101 loss on Saturday. Anthony Lamb led the way with a career-high 26 points, eight rebounds and four assists off the bench, Jordan Poole led the way with 21 points with six assists while Donte DiVincenzo chipped in with 15 points, eight rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Warriors shot 37 percent from the field and 18 of 58 from the 3-point line as they went back and forth in a tightly contested first half, before they scored just 42 points in the second half to allow the Magic to run away with it in the end.
Looking at the betting trends, the Suns are 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall. The Warriors are 52-25-3 ATS in their last 80 home games, 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a losing record and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a loss of more than 10 points.
Head to head, the under is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings overall and the Suns are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Golden State.
The Suns will be severely shorthanded here as Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Cameron Payne are all out, while Landry Shamet and DeAndre Ayton are both questionable. The Warriors have their own injuries to deal with as James Wiseman, Jonathan Kuminga are both out, while Stephen Curry has been upgraded to questionable. The Suns are mired in their worst slump in recent memory, they’re banged up and they’re up against a Warriors team who are tough to beat on the road. There is no pressure on the Suns to do well in this game, so I’m sure they will come out swinging, but in the end I have the Warriors getting the win and cover at home behind a big game from Thompson.