Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game on ESPN. Phoenix looks to sweep the regular season series from the Warriors as the two teams play for the 4th time this season. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Golden State Warriors
Beating the Milwaukee Bucks in their last game was huge for the Warriors as they ended a 3-game losing streak. The win came in overtime, Stephen Curry is the main reason why they didn’t lose in regulation as he dropped a couple of big baskets late down the stretch. Giannis Antetokounmpo also didn’t play for the Bucks, which is a bit concerning if you’re a Warriors fan.
Andrew Wiggins remains out due to personal reasons, there is concern he might not even return for the playoffs at all. Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Janathan Kuminga are all game-time decisions, so the Warriors could be heavily shorthanded here. They’re just 1-4 ATS/SU in the last 5 head-to-head vs the Suns.
Phoenix let a big chance slip away in their last game as they lost 128-119 to the Sacramento Kings at home. A win in that game would have had them within 2 games of the Kings who are in 2nd place in the West, instead the Suns remain in 4th with a 2 game advantage over the LA Clippers.
They lead the season series 3-0 vs the Warriors, the last time they played at Chase Center it ended in a 12-point win for the Suns, so there won’t be a lack of optimism on their end here. Kevin Durant is expected back in about 2 weeks, until then this team has a mission to at least stay 4th in the standings which would give them home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
It’s hard to overlook all the success the Warriors have had at home this season. They’re 28-7 SU and have covered the spread in 23 of those 35 games. Both teams are shorthanded, but let’s give the edge to the home team here. Back the Warriors.
Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Predictions & Odds
I’m expecting another high scoring game here, just like the first 3 meetings this season were with the two teams averaging 242 points per game and the over cashing in all 3 of them. Phoenix has continued playing stellar offense, as a result the over has cashed 4 times in their last 5 games and in 5 straight vs Western Conference opponents. Golden State has a knack for playing over the total in Monday games, their last 5 played on that day have all cashed on the over.
Not having Wiggins does hurt them offensively, but by now they’re pretty much used to not having him around. Stephen Curry has returned from injury and looks like he hasn’t missed a beat. He had 36 in the win over the Bucks, he’s averaging 33 per game in his last 4 outings. His main rival on the opposing team Devin Booker is also putting up 36 per game in his last 5 games, shooting almost 60% from the field. I expect both of them to show up big time here, in another big time scoring game. Back the points.