Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Predictions, NBA Picks Tonight 2/29/2020
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix -8.5
Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns (24-35, 4th in the Pacific Division) play the Golden State Warriors (12-47, 5th in the Pacific Division) at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Golden State opens this contest as 8.5 point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 228.
The Warriors are covering the spread 45.8% of the time, having gone 27-32-0 ATS. Phoenix is covering the spread 46.6% of the time, going 27-31-1 against the spread.
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/30/19 PG Stephen Curry Hand is out indefinitely
10/19/19 SG Klay Thompson Knee is out for season
02/27/20 SF Andrew Wiggins Back is questionable Saturday vs Phoenix
02/27/20 PG Ky Bowman Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
02/27/20 SF Kelly Oubre Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is out indefinitely
Eric Paschall comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 27.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Andrew Wiggins averages 22.0 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Devin Booker averages 26.1 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Ricky Rubio averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 8.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 105.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 15.1 per game. The Warriors allow 115.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.9 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 26.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 15th in the league with 112.2 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 43.2 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.1. The Suns are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Suns surrender 113.3 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game.
The Warriors are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 113.4, and their offensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 26th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Golden State is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Phoenix is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league. The Suns are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 111 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 21st. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix -8.5
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