The Phoenix Suns and the Golden State Warriors duke it out at the Chase Center on Monday night.
The Phoenix Suns have been in great form as they’ve won seven of their last 10 games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back here after having their four-game win streak halted by the red-hot Kings in a 128-119 loss on Saturday. Devin Booker led the team with 28 points, eight assists and four steals, DeAndre Ayton added 22 points with 12 rebounds and two blocks while Chris Paul tallied 16 points with 16 assists. As a team, the Suns shot 49 percent from the field and 13 of 44 from the 3-point line as they exploded for 36 points in the third quarter to erase a 10-point deficit, only to allow the Kings to close the final 1:09 on a 9-1 run to finish just short in the end.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been in pretty good shape as they’ve won six of their last nine games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after taking down the Bucks in a 125-116 overtime win on Saturday. Stephen Curry led the team with 36 points, six rebounds and four assists on 13 of 27 shooting, Klay Thompson added 22 points while Donte DiVincenzo chipped in with 20 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Warriors shot just 41 percent from the field and 23 of 55 from the 3-point line as they rode the hot hand of Curry to rally in the fourth quarter and force overtime where they held the Bucks to just five points to win in a blowout.
Looking at the betting trends, the Suns are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games, 5-0-1 ATS in their last six games following a loss and 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. The Warriors are 38-16-1 ATS in their last 55 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a win.
Hea to head, the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall and the Suns are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in Golden State.
The Suns are shorthanded once again as Landry Shamet and Kevin Durant are still out, while the Warriors are still missing Andrew Wiggins and they have Jonathan Kuminga listed as questionable. The Suns come into this meeting as the team in better form, but they might still be nursing their wounds after losing to the Kings in a close game on Saturday. The Warriors have yet to fully hit their stride, but they’ve looked so much more dangerous with Curry back in the lineup and they would’ve taken so much confidence from their gritty overtime win over the Bucks in their last outing. It’s really hard to split these two squads at the moment, but the Suns are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games and I’m expecting a close one here, so I’ll be taking the Suns with the points.