Saturday, March 12, 2016
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 21 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 226.5.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 17-48 and a road record of 6-26. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.4 as they are averaging 100.5 points per game while giving up 107.8 per contest. Phoenix is 3-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 11-28. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Warriors have an overall record of 57-6 and a home record of 28-0. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 115.1 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of 10.9. Golden State has a division record of 13-1 and a conference record of 33-4. In their last 10 games they are 9-1.
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. P.J. Tucker averages 6.9 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Stephen Curry averages 30.4 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Draymond Green averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.6 rebounds per contest and 7.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Phoenix averages 100.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.7 per game. The Suns allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Golden State averages 115.1 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 10.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 54 rebounds per game and 29.2 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 24th with 15.4 per game. The Warriors allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Warriors force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Suns average 97.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 101.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13.3 per contest. The Suns have an offensive rating of 102.3 and a defensive rating of 109.8. In terms of pace they average 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Warriors score 114.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 109.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.1 points per game. The Warriors rating on offense is 114.1 and they have a defensive rating of 103.4. They get 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 25-40-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 34-31-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 33-27-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 36-26-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
Golden State Warriors Injuries
02/06/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix
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