Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors - 12/27/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Friday, December 27, 2019
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix -2.5
Eric Paschall and the Golden State Warriors (8-24, 5th in the Pacific Division) play the Phoenix Suns (11-19, 4th in the Pacific Division) at Chase Center on Friday, December 27, 2019. Golden State opens this matchup as 2.5 point underdogs. The total has been set at 222.
The Suns are covering the spread 55.2% of the time, having gone 16-13-1 ATS. Golden State is covering 46.9% of the time, going 15-17-0 against the spread.
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/24/2019 Deandre Ayton C Ankle Game Time Decision
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/25/2019 Eric Paschall PF Hip Game Time Decision
12/24/2019 Kevon Looney PF Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Dec 27
12/6/2019 Stephen Curry PG Hand Expected to be out until at least Feb 29
10/22/2019 Klay Thompson SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
Kelly Oubre comes into this game averaging 17.7 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Devin Booker averages 24.0 points per contest in 35.4 minutes per game. He averages 6.4 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Eric Paschall scores 14.7 points per contest while playing 28.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Alec Burks averages 15.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.6 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 114.7 points per contest, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 42.9 boards per contest and 28.4 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 14.3 per game. The Suns allow 115.5 points per contest, which is 24th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 24.1 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 25th in the NBA with 105.3 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -7.75. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 44.0 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 24.0. The Warriors are 18th in turnovers per contest with 14.9. The Warriors give up 113.0 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.9 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 46.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per contest this year.
The Suns are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 19th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Phoenix is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Golden State is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Warriors are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 22nd. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State +2.5
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