Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 12/25/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Saturday, December 25, 2021
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+4)
The Golden State Warriors (26-6) are headed to Footprint Center on Saturday where they will meet the Phoenix Suns (26-5). Phoenix opens this contest as 4-point favorites. The over/under is set at 228.5.
The Warriors played the Grizzlies and notched a win by a score of 113-104 in their last contest. Golden State walked away from the game having earned a 48.8% FG percentage (40 of 82) and converted 19 of their 40 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Warriors converted 14 of their 18 shots for a rate of 77.8%. In relation to rebounding, they compiled 39 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 30 dimes in this matchup as well as creating 6 turnovers and having 9 steals. When it comes to the defense, Golden State allowed the other team to shoot 42.2% from the floor on 38 out of 90 shooting. Memphis dished out 42 assists and had 18 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Memphis had 28 rebounds (14 offensive, 14 defensive) and earned 9 blocks. Memphis went 83.3% when shooting free throws by making 20 of 24 attempts. They also buried 8 out of their 26 attempts from 3-point land. In relation to personal fouls, the Warriors walked away with 19 while the Grizzlies had 13 personal fouls.
Stephen Curry is one player who was a factor for the contest. Curry finished the game at 59.1% from the floor and recorded 4 assists. He played for 37 mins and snagged 4 rebounds. He ended up scoring 46 points on 13 out of 22 shooting.
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Golden State will take the court with a win-loss mark of 26-6 for the season. They are giving up possession 16.2 times per game and as a team they commit 20.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Golden State is pulling in 46.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 898 assists so far this year, which ranks 2nd in basketball in terms of passing. The Warriors are shooting 36.7% on 3-pointers (479 of 1,305) and 75.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 111.5 pts per game (4th in basketball) while hitting 47.2% from the field.
Defensively, the Warriors are forcing their opponents into 15.7 turnovers every game and they draw 18.1 fouls. They give up 32.8% on 3-point attempts and they rank 1st in basketball in points per game from their opponents (101.1). The Warriors defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 42.6% (1,166 of 2,740) and they surrender 41.4 boards per game as a unit. They are 4th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 683 surrendered so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Suns took home the win by a final score of 113-101 when they faced the Thunder. Concerning rebounds, Phoenix permitted Oklahoma City to snag 33 overall (11 on the offensive glass). They went 26.8% from downtown by going 11 of 41 and ended up going 16 of 21 from the free throw line (76.2%). The Suns permitted the Thunder to convert 37 of 96 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.5% in this matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Suns finished 45 out of 93 from the field which had them at 48.4%. With respect to shooting from distance, Phoenix made 15 out of 39 tries (38.5%). They were able to bury 8 of the free throw tries for a clip of 61.5%. The Thunder earned 12 personal fouls for this game which got the Suns to the free throw line for a total of 13 attempts. They also turned it over 13 times, while getting 9 steals in the game. The Suns pulled down 41 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 52 in this contest.
Devin Booker was important for the Suns in this contest. Booker earned 30 points in his 35 mins on the hardwood and earned 7 assists for the matchup. He made 12 out of 23 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 52.2%, and totaled 7 rebounds.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 26-5 on the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Suns are hitting on 47.7% from the field, which has them ranked 2nd in basketball. Phoenix has totaled 3,467 pts for the season (111.8 per game) and they average 46.2 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 26.4 times per game (4th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per game. The Suns commit 19.5 fouls per game and they go 78.8% from the charity stripe.
The Suns defensively are ranked 4th in basketball in points given up per game with 104.0. They are forcing their opponents into 15.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.3% from the field (3rd in the NBA). The Phoenix defense surrenders 33.1% on 3-point shots (353 of 1,068) and opponents are making 73.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 22.1 dimes and 45.7 rebounds every game, which ranks 6th and 20th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Golden State (+4)
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