Phoenix Suns vs Golden State Warriors betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game on ESPN. The road winless defending champions Warriors are looking to get off the mark as they travel to Phoenix to take on the Suns. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Despite evidently losing a step to start the season, Chris Paul still means a lot to this Suns team, as evident from their previous two games which he missed. Without him the team looked lost on offense and teams like Orlando and Miami took full advantage.
It’s unclear when he will be back, so the point guard duties will be handled by Cameron Payne until then. Phoenix returns home after a 1-3 road trip, at Footprint Center they’ve won 6 of their 7 games and have already beaten the Warriors once this season 134-105. Devin Booker is still playing at a high level, while Deandre Ayton hopes to have yet another solid game after scoring 16 points and grabbing 14 rebounds in the 1st meeting of the season. Suns have covered in 7 of the last 8 vs Western Conference teams and they are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Golden State Warriors
The drought has to end somewhere, right? Golden State is hoping tonight is the night, but it won’t be easy as over their last 5 games they’ve covered the spread just once in Phoenix. Stephen Curry’s recent play makes them optimistic though, he is averaging 31.5 points per game on over 52% shooting from the field.
They’ve won 3 of their last 4 games, however two of those were against sub-par teams like the Spurs and Kings. On the road, they’ve lost all 7 games so far and currently trail the Suns in the Pacific Division standings by 2.5 games. The good news is there are no injuries to report, so this team can fully focus on building much-needed chemistry moving forward. One glimmer of home ahead of tonight’s game is their 5-2 SU record in the last 7 games vs Pacific Division teams.
I think it’s time the Warriors finally take someone down on the road. They’ve been close in their last couple of games, but tonight against an injury riddled Suns might be their best chance of winning yet. Take the road team to cover.
Phoenix Suns vs Golden State Warriors Predictions & Odds
If the Warriors are going to win, they will have to score in the 120s here. They are just coming off a game in which they dropped 132 against the Spurs at home, which is definitely a good sign. In the last 10 meetings they are averaging just 107.2 points per game, far too low for a team as talented as they are on the offensive end. The offense has been clicking this season, they are averaging 117.3 points a night, which ranks them 11th in the NBA in offensive rating.
The Suns are 5th in that category, without CP3 they are not the same team, but then again playing at home should compensate some of that. I’m expecting the Warriors to push the pace here, they are currently only 2nd behind the Thunder averaging 102.8 possessions per game. The Suns will know how to respond, resulting in a score similar to the 1st meeting of the season when we saw 239 points scored. Take the over.