Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Prediction and Odds: Warriors to halt Phoenix’s winning run
Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns will be facing each other for the second time in three days. The Warriors will be hosting the Suns on Friday at the Chase Center. This will be the battle of the two best teams currently in the NBA.
The Phoenix Suns got the better of the Warriors on Tuesday in Phoenix. The Suns are currently on an 18-game win streak the biggest win streak in franchise history. The Warriors on the other hand playing great basketball even without Klay Thompson, James Wiseman, and Andre Iguodala missing the last 7 games. It’s the clash of the titans, will the Warriors break the winning streak of the Suns? it remains to be seen.
Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Prediction and Odds: Golden State Warriors Preview
The Warriors much to the surprise of everybody are off to a terrific start with a record of 18-3 and they currently have the second-best record in the league, they are doing all this without Klay Thompson and James Wiseman. Steph Curry is playing like an MVP and playing one of the best basketball of his career.
The rise of Jordon Poole, who is one the early favorite for the Most Improved Player award. Poole is averaging 18.5 PPG, he also led the Warriors with 28 points against the Suns on Tuesday. Andrew Wiggins has been a great addition to the Warriors both Defensively and offensively for Warriors.
He has been the most reliable player for the Warriors, he has missed only one game last year, and this year he is yet to miss a game. The addition of Otto Porter Jr., Andre Iguodala, and the rise of Gary Payton II has paid dividends for the Warriors.
What led to this quick turnaround of the Warriors from missing the playoffs last season to being the best team so far in the league?
Strength in Numbers: The Warriors are back to their old self of Strength in Numbers. They are one of the deepest teams in the league. They have a good bench. When Klay Thompson and James Wiseman return, they will become even deeper. The bench of the Warriors is currently averaging more than 40 points a game. The extra help that Steph Curry is getting this season has helped the Warriors.
The Warriors currently have the best defensive efficiency rating of 99.8 in the league. The Warriors have the best assist percentage in the league with 70% and they average 29.1 APG (1st in the league). The Warriors have the second-best rebounding percentage in the league. All these make the Warriors elite.
What should the Warriors improve upon against the Suns?
Turnovers: The turnovers are the Warriors’ Achilles heel. They had 22 Turnovers in the loss against the Suns on Tuesday. The Warriors have the second most number of turnovers in the league, they average 16.4 turnovers per game. Because of this, they rank 24th in the league in Opponents points of turnovers in the league. The Warriors give away 17.6 points of turnovers per game. The Warriors should take care of the ball against the Phoenix Suns.
Phoenix Suns Preview:
The Suns currently are rolling past each and every team that they face. They look like a complete team at the moment they have CP3 who is the floor general, he is leading the league in Assist per Game with 10.9 APG. They have a solid backup for CP3 in the form of Cameron Payne.
They have a lengthy defensive weapon in the form of Mikal Bridges who defends opponents Guards and holds them to a lower shooting percentage. He held Steph Curry to 11% from the floor when guarding him on Tuesday.
What is the difference between the Suns and the Warriors? The is answer is length. Deandre Ayton killed the Warriors in the paint on Tuesday. Javale McGee did his part coming off the bench. Finally, to complete the team off they have a killer scorer in the form of Devin Booker. He is one of the clutch players in the league. Will Devin Booker be available for today’s game? Booker is likely to miss the game against the Warriors on Friday due to a hamstring injury.
Although they might miss Booker the Suns as presently constructed can still get the better of Warriors if they continue to play the way they did in the last 18 games.
Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Prediction and Odds: Key Players to watch out for
Deandre Ayton: If Ayton can use his length and punish the Warriors in the paint as he did on Tuesday then the Warriors may not make an answer for him at all. Deandre Ayton is averaging 16.1 PPG and 11.5 RPG. He scored 24 points and he had 11 rebounds against the Warriors on Tuesday.
Stephen Curry: Steph Curry had the worst game of the season on Tuesday he went 4-21 from the field and had 12 points. He was bothered by Mikal Bridges on the offensive end. But Steph Curry is always a threat offensively. If he gets into his rhythm, he can score on anybody and the fans at the Chase Center will be all behind him. Steph Curry is averaging 27.8 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 6.6 APG, and 1.8 SPG.
Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Predictions and Odds:
Golden State Warriors
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Even though the Warriors were beaten comfortably on Tuesday night at Phoenix, the Warriors remain favorites to win this game. Two days break would have given the Warriors to rethink of what went wrong. Playing at home will be an added advantage for the Warriors. Devin Booker is likely to miss out, so these factors give the Warriors an upper hand to go past the Suns.
Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
As per FiveThirtyEight, Warriors will halt Suns’ winning run in the NBA.
Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Prediction and Odds: Match Details
Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns
Date and Time: Friday, December 3, 11 PM ET [ Saturday, December 4, 8:30 AM IST]
Venue: Chase Center.
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