Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 10/22/2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Monday, October 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 14.5 point favorites.
The Suns head into this matchup with a mark of 1-1. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -3.5 as they average 106 points per contest while giving up 109.5 per game. The Warriors have an overall mark of 2-0. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 116.0 points per contest and give up 111.5, which is a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 0-2-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/20/18 G Troy Daniels Concussion is questionable Monday vs Golden State
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/20/18 PG Shaun Livingston Foot is doubtful Sunday vs Denver
10/19/18 G Andre Iguodala Calf is questionable Sunday vs Denver
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 30 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Josh Jackson averages 10 points per game in 25.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 33%.
Stephen Curry averages 31.5 points per game while playing 37 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 8.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Kevin Durant averages 32.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 38.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 95%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 106 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 42 rebounds per game and 27.5 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 15 per game. The Suns allow 109.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 28 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 9th in the league with 116 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 50 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 27.5. The Warriors are 4th in turnovers per game with 18. The Warriors surrender 111.5 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 22.5 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 42 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors were 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15 per game last season.
The Suns are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Phoenix is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league.
Golden State is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 25th in the league. The Warriors are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 9th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix -14.5
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