Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors - 2/29/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Golden State Warriors (12-47) at Phoenix Suns (24-36)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -8.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns meet Saturday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Golden State Warriors need a win here to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 106 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 19.2 points and 2.8 assists while Eric Paschall is averaging 13.2 points and 4.7 rebounds. Damion Lee is the third double-digit scorer and Marquese Chriss is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost 12 of their last 14 road games.
The Phoenix Suns need a win after splitting their last six games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 112.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26.1 points and 6.5 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 19.1 points and 12.1 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 8.7 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.3 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost six of their last eight home games.
The Warriors are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Phoenix and 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The under is 16-7 in the last 23 meetings in Phoenix and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Golden State Warriors are a bad basketball team obviously, as they're losing their last five games by an average of 19.6 points while allowing 49.9 percent shooting from the field and 42.3 percent shooting from deep. It's tough to sell the Warriors these days. However, the Phoenix Suns have done nothing to deserve being a big favorite, especially on the end of a back to back. To make matters worse, the Suns are 11-18 against the spread at home and 10-16 against the spread as a favorite. I wouldn't bet this game personally, but if forced to pick, I'd want the points.