Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns Prediction, NBA Odds

Edgar Chaput | Updated Nov 22, 2023

NBA: Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors

Two of the NBA’s great scorers and former teammates go at it when the Golden State Warriors visit the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday evening.

Golden State
November 22, 2023, 10:00 PM ET
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Pointspread +2.5 -105
Moneyline +120
Over / Under o +233.5
Pointspread -2.5 -115
Moneyline -145
Over / Under u +233.5

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, who won two rings together with the Warriors, are still doing their thing this season. Each has nestled into the top five in the NBA in scoring. Curry puts up 30.4 a night whereas Durant musters 31.4. Now, the Golden State Warriors visit the Phoenix Suns on the eve of Thanksgiving for what could be a fireworks show.

It’s the Phoenix Suns who carry the burden of being the favourite on the NBA odds, albeit it’s on a knife’s edge -2.5.

Warriors vs. Suns NBA Betting Odds

Wednesday is already the second time this season that Golden State and Phoenix will cross paths on the hardwood floor. Back in October the Suns took a 108-104 game in San Francisco. The Warriors have won only once in the last six games against the Suns. During that span, the latter have claimed three wins by 11 points or more.

For all of the struggles Steve Kerr’s unit has had when playing at home, they’ve been a decent team on the road. They sport a respectable 5-3 away tally, so betters shouldn’t be too quick to judge this team. Spreads have been another issue altogether, however. The Warriors have covered only once in their last six matches. Even the win over Houston on Monday wasn’t by a wide enough margin to cover. The result dropped them to 6-9 on the year.

Things haven’t been much easier for the Phoenix Suns against the spread. The club’s efforts have only produced a 6-7-1 record overall. They too have found it difficult as of late, having handled only two of their last seven opportunities, including the one push. Curiously, like tonight’s opponent, Phoenix is also under .500 at home (3-4). In a league where home-court advantage means so much it’s interesting to see two teams struggle like this.

Golden State Warriors

Speaking of losing a lot of matches in front of their fans, the Warriors finally laid to rest an unenviable five-game home losing streak Monday night when they grounded the Houston Rockets.

The free throw line was the difference-maker in this one. Golden State only took 77 shots in the entire game, significantly lower than their 90.9 average. Given the string of defeats, it didn’t matter what worked as long Curry and the gang got out with a win – they hit 28 of 33 attempts from the line. Klay Thompson almost looked like his former self, netting 20 points mostly through a 5-for-11 night from three-point range. Andrew Wiggins continues to have a mediocre start to the campaign, hitting only three of his 10 shots. Chris Paul isn’t the player he once was, but his facilitating ways (12 assists) proved valuable. Houston made a decent attempt at a comeback in the fourth quarter, but the Warriors held on and relied on free throws to seal the 121-116 win.

Phoenix Suns

The Suns hosted the Trail Blazers on Tuesday, marking Deandre Ayton’s return to the club that drafted him, albeit wearing different colours this time. Kevin Durant cooled off just a little bit after scorching the Utah Jazz two games in a row in Salt Lake last week but still went for 31 points in a comfortable 120-107 victory.

Portland is a struggling unit this season and never led by more than two points whereas Phoenix’s advantage ballooned to as much as 16. It was never a complete blowout, but rather a methodical, efficient win for the Suns. The hosts hit 56 per cent of their shots, which is explained by the fact that most were high-percentage attempts. Phoenix only fired 17 times from long range, not a stat one sees often in today’s NBA. Devin Booker’s return from injury is going smoothly. He went for 28 points and six helpers to Durant’s 31 points and nine dimes. Former Trail Blazer Jusuf Nurkic haunted his old mates with 12 boards and four blocks.

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