- Date & Location: Tuesday, November 30 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
- Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
- How to Watch: TNT, NBC Sports Bay Area
The top two teams in the NBA meet on Tuesday when the league leading Golden State Warriors (18-2) travel to Footprint Center to meet the Phoenix Suns (17-3).
The Warriors look to close out the month of November with a single loss during the first full month of the 2021-22 NBA season. Golden State lost once in October, but the season did not start until October 19 for the club. The Warriors are on a 13-1 run in November. The team’s only loss in the month came on November 14, when the club dropped a 106-102 game to the Charlotte Hornets, who are in third place in the Southeast Division.
Phoenix (17-3) is on an even more impressive run than the Warriors. The Suns started the season with a 1-3 record. The club has not lost a game since an October 27 setback to the Sacramento Kings. Phoenix has won its past 16 games and is coming off a 113-107 win over the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets are the No. 3 team in the NBA standings with a 14-6 record.
Warriors vs. Suns Odds
Golden State Analysis
The Warriors average 114.0 points per game this season. That total, which puts them behind only the Hornets (114.2), is 1.4 points per game higher than the third-ranked Suns. As for road scoring, the Warriors are ninth best in the league with an average of 109.9 points per game. Golden State is also allowing the fewest points per game this season. The Warriors allow an average of 100.4 points per game. The team also allows the fewest road points per game at 100.6. Golden State’s defense has been very good as of late. Over the team’s past three games, the club has allowed an average of 96.3 points per game. During the team’s current seven-game winning streak, the Warriors have kept their opponents from hitting the 100-point mark four times. They have scored 115 or more points in four games as well. Golden State’s average scoring margin this season is +13.7 in total and +9.3 on the road.
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) November 29, 2021
Steph Curry leads the Warriors in scoring and he is tied for the lead in the NBA in scoring this season with an average of 28.6 points per game. He shared that number with Kevin Durant. Curry is also the top player on the Warriors in steals with 1.8 per game. Draymond Green leads the club in rebounds with 7.8 per game and assists with 7.8 per outing. Andrew Wiggins is the second highest scorer for the Warriors. He averages 19.1 points per game to go with 4.6 rebounds.
Golden State is 7-1 on the road this season and 10-1 in the conference.
The Suns are the third best scoring team in the NBA this season with an average of 112.6 points per game. That number drops a little for home matchups, where the Suns average 112.4 points per game. Phoenix is eighth in scoring defense in the NBA. The club allows an average of 105 points per game. The Suns home defense is in the same ballpark, as the club allows an average of 104.8 points per game at home. Phoenix has been performing better than average in the scoring department in its past three games with an average of 117 points per game. The fewest points the Suns have scored in the past five games is 113. Phoenix has an average scoring margin of +7.6 points per game. That number is the same for the Suns’ home games.
Devin Booker is pacing the Suns in scoring this season. Booker is averaging 23.9 points per game and 5.1 rebounds. There is some drop off between Booker and the team’s No. 2 scorer, Deandre Ayton. Ayton is averaging 15.4 points per game to go along with a team leading 11.5 rebounds. Chris Paul is the third highest scorer on the club at 14.5 points, but he leads the team in assists (10.1 per game) and steals (2.0 per game).
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— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) November 28, 2021
Phoenix is 8-2 at home this season and 12-3 against the Western Conference.
The total has gone under in seven of the Warriors past nine games.
Golden State are 4-2 against the spread in their past six games vs. the Suns.
The Warriors are 15-5 in their past 20 games against Phoenix.
The total has gone under in all five of the past five games where Golden State has played in Phoenix.
Phoenix is 10-5 against the spread in their past 15 games.
The total has gone over in five of the Suns’ past six games.
The total has gone under in eight of Phoenix’s past nine games against the Warriors.
In what might be one of the toughest games to pick this season, I’m going with Phoenix. I think the home court favors the Suns. The Suns won both of their home games against the Warriors last season and I think they’ll continue that trend in the first meeting of the season between these teams. Pick the Suns
Pick the under. The historic trend between these two teams says to pick the under and with a game this evenly matched, I think that trend also continues.
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