The 16-31 Phoenix Suns will be on the back end of a back to back when they face a rested 29-17 Golden St Warriors in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Golden St is scheduled for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The NBA odds from this contest will be released on Saturday afternoon as Warriors guard Stephen Curry is listed as questionable with an ankle injury.
The teams met back on Halloween with the Warriors posting the 87-85 road win at the Suns as a +2 point underdog. The total landed under 202 points.
The Suns are 4-19 straight up on the road this season. The team drops their third game in four tries following a 109-99 home defeat to the Dallas Mavericks as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 201 points. Phoenix loses the game in the fourth quarter as they are outscored by Dallas 109-99 in the final stanza. Phoenix connected on just 42.7% from the floor and 4 of 15 from three. They allow 45.5% shooting to Dallas along with five more rebounds. Shannon Brown came off the bench for 20 points on 7 of 11 shooting. The Suns are dreadful defensively. They are 29th and second to last in the NBA in field goal and three point shooting defense. Teams hit on 46.6% from the floor and 38.3% from three against the Suns.
Golden St on their home court is 15-6 on the season. The team extended their win streak to three straight and six of eight after a 100-97 win at home to the Dallas Mavericks as a -4 point betting favorite. The game ended under 203 points. The Warrior shot just under 43% from the floor and allow Dallas just over 44% shooting. The stat lines were close and it came down to Golden St making 84% of their free throws and the Mavericks just 70.8%. Klay Thompson continued his hot play with 27 points on 11 of 18 shooting. The Golden St turnaround has come with better defensive play. The team is a top five club in the key components of defensive field goal and three point shooting. They allow 43.5% shooting from the field and 33% from beyond the arc.