Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 1/28/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (-1)
The Golden State Warriors (9-8) go to Phoenix Suns Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Phoenix Suns (8-7). Phoenix opens this game as 1-point underdogs. The total is set at 227.
The Golden State Warriors faced the Minnesota Timberwolves and earned the victory with a final of 130-108 in their last game. Golden State finished the game having earned a 49.4% field goal percentage (44 of 89) and converted 14 out of their 30 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Warriors made 28 of 37 attempts for a rate of 75.7%. In reference to rebounding, they earned 46 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 21 assists in the matchup in addition to getting 13 steals and 10 blocked shots. When it comes to defense, Golden State allowed the other team to go 41.5% from the floor on 39 of 94 shooting. Minnesota recorded 26 dimes and had 8 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, the Timberwolves totaled 47 boards (16 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Minnesota finished 88.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 22 of their 25 shots. They converted 8 of their 24 shots from 3-point land.
Stephen Curry is one player who was a factor for the contest. He recorded 36 points on 11 out of 21 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33:53 minutes played and totaled 4 rebounds. Curry went 52.4% from the floor and totaled 3 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Warriors was Andrew Wiggins. He grabbed 6 rebounds and collected 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 52.6% from the floor for the game by connecting on 10-of-19 (23 points). When the final whistle blew, Wiggins saw the court for 29:40 minutes.
Golden State will take the court with a record of 9-8 on the campaign. They cough up possession 14.4 times per game and as a team are committing 23.3 fouls every game. As a team, Golden State is pulling in 43.6 boards per game and has 443 dimes this year, which ranks 7th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Warriors are connecting on 35.2% from downtown (224 of 636) and 77.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 112.6 points per outing (13th in the league) while hitting 44.8% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Warriors are forcing 15.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.2 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 36.7% on three-point shots and they rank 24th in the NBA in points per game allowed (114.7). The Warriors defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 44.5% (268 of 378) and they relinquish 49.6 boards per contest as a unit. They are 9th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 391 conceded this season.
In their last game, the Phoenix Suns took a loss by a final score of 120-112 against the Denver Nuggets. The Suns were able to collect 43 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 50 in this game. They also rejected 4 shots while recording 8 steals for this game. The Nuggets were called for 20 fouls for this game which took the Suns to the charity stripe for 18 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 77.8%. Regarding 3-pointers, Phoenix converted 16 of their 53 attempts (30.2%). When this game wrapped up, the Suns walked away from this one shooting 41 for 102 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.2%. The Suns allowed the Nuggets to bury 40 of 97 tries from the floor which had them at 41.2% for this game. They finished 41.7% from distance by going 15 out of 36 and finished the contest at 25 of 32 from the free throw line (78.1%). Concerning rebounding, Phoenix allowed Denver to get 65 in total (12 on the offensive glass).
Jae Crowder ended up being important for the Suns for this contest. He knocked down 6 of 15 for this game for a field goal percentage of 40.0%, which had him finishing with 21 points. Crowder snagged 7 boards in his 44:41 minutes of time on the court and tallied 3 assists for the contest. One more player who came through for Phoenix was Chris Paul. He was able to score 21 points in his 42:00 mins played via 9 of 20 from the floor for the contest. Paul walked away from this one going 45.0% from the floor while earning 13 assists and 9 boards.
Phoenix has a record of 8-7 so far this year. The Suns commit 21.9 personal fouls per contest and they hit 82.2% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 26.4 times per game (4th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.3 times per game. Phoenix has scored 1,666 pts for the season (111.1 per contest) and they average 43.3 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Suns are shooting 46.5% from the floor, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. The Suns defensively are ranked 6th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 109.0. The Phoenix defense concedes 36.0% on 3-point attempts (162 of 450) and their opponents are making 74.9% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 22.6 dimes and 45.1 rebounds per contest, ranking them 4th and 14th in the league. They are able to force 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.2% from the field (17th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Phoenix (+1) and over 227 points
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