Golden State Warriors at Phoenix Suns - 12/25/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Golden State Warriors at Phoenix Suns - 12/25/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns (26-5) vs Golden State Warriors (26-6)

Game Info: Saturday, December 25, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Footprint Center)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -4.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns meet Christmas Day in NBA action at the Footprint Center. The Golden State Warriors look for a win after winning 15 of their last 19 games. The Phoenix Suns look to build on their five-game winning streak. 

The Golden State Warriors are averaging 111.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 101.1 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.7 points and 5.9 assists, while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 18.7 points and 4.5 rebounds. Jordan Poole is the third double-digit scorer and Damion Lee is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.

The Phoenix Suns are averaging 111.8 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 23.3 points and 5.2 rebounds, while Deandre Ayton is averaging 17 points and 11.3 rebounds. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is dishing 1.8 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game.

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The Warriors are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 34-16-2 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Suns are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 10-4-1 in Warriors last 15 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Suns last 5 overall. The under is 20-7 in the last 27 meetings in Phoenix and 10-1 in the last 11 meetings.

It's very tempting to take the Golden State Warriors and the free points, a team that's been winning and covering machines all year. However, you can say the same thing about the Suns. The Warriors are missing key players due to injuries or COVID, and this is a spot where they need to be at full strength to like their chances. The Suns are about as healthy as you can get during this COVID outbreak. The Suns are also winning by an average of 17 points during this winning streak. Also, the home team has won and covered the last five meetings between these clubs. Give me the Suns and reasonable chalk.

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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns -4.5

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