A game pitting one of the NBA’s best offensive squads against one of the strongest squads defensively, the Golden State Warriors (6-8) visit the Phoenix Suns (8-5) at Footprint Center on November 16, 2022. The Warriors are third in points per game (117.4), and the Suns are first in points conceded (106.1). Golden State is a favorite, by two points. The matchup has a 227 point total.
Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with sportsbooks listing the Warriors as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Warriors have -129 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at +108 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 227 points.
Warriors vs. Suns Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Phoenix, Arizona
- Arena: Footprint Center
Warriors vs. Suns Betting Trends
In the Warriors’ 14 games this year, they have five wins against the spread. Golden State has been the favorite in 11 games this season and has come away with the win six times (54.5%) in those contests. Warriors games this year have hit the over seven times in 13 opportunities (53.8%).
In the Suns’ 13 games this season, they have eight wins against the spread. Phoenix has been listed as the moneyline underdog only two other times so far this season, and it split the games. The Suns have hit the over 38.5% of the time this season (five of 13 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Warriors vs. Suns Injury Report
Warriors: Patrick Baldwin Jr.: Out (Back), Andre Iguodala: Out (Injury Management)
Suns: Chris Paul: Doubtful (Heel), Landry Shamet: Out (Concussion), Cameron Johnson: Out (Knee), Jae Crowder: Out (Not Injury Related)
What you need to know about the Golden State Warriors
Because of Golden State’s defensive struggles this year, ranking fourth-worst in the NBA with 117.5 points allowed per game, it has been forced to rely on its offense, which ranks third-best in the league tallying 117.4 points per game. The Warriors are posting 121.9 points per game this year at home, which is nine more points than they’re averaging in road games (112.9).
Golden State sports a 37.3% three-point percentage this year (eighth-ranked in NBA), but it has really provided a lift by sinking 15.4 threes per game (third-best). This season, the Warriors have taken 53.9% two-pointers, accounting for 64.1% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 46.1% from beyond the arc (35.9% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
In 2022-23, Phoenix is 14th in the league offensively (112.5 points scored per game) and best defensively (106.1 points conceded). The Suns are putting up more points at home (116.1 per game) than away (108.2).
In 2022-23, Phoenix is 14th in the league in 3-point makes (12.2 per game) and 10th in 3-point percentage (36.6%). The Suns take 37.3% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 29.1% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 62.7% of their shots, with 70.9% of their makes coming from there.
Warriors vs. Suns Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is the Suns, and we expect that Suns will cover the spread (Warriors -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 227 points.
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