Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 3/4/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+2.5)
The Golden State Warriors (19-16) travel to Phoenix Suns Arena on Thursday where they'll meet the Phoenix Suns (23-11). Phoenix opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 223.5.
The Golden State Warriors stepped onto the hardwood against the Los Angeles Lakers and took a loss by a score of 117-91 in their last contest. Golden State ended the game having earned a 40.7% FG percentage (35 of 86) and buried 8 out of their 34 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Warriors buried 13 of 19 shots for a rate of 68.4%. With regard to hauling in rebounds, they collected 35 with 3 of them being offensive. They also recorded 26 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In regard to defense, Golden State allowed the other team to go 47.1% from the field on 40 of 85 shooting. Los Angeles doled out 22 dimes and had 14 steals in the game. Moreover, Los Angeles totaled 60 rebounds (14 offensive, 46 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. Los Angeles walked away from this one shooting 68.4% from the charity stripe by burying 26 of their 38 tries. They also buried 11 of their 31 shots from 3-point range.
Stephen Curry is someone who played a role for the contest. He ended up with 16 points on 5 out of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 25:54 mins played and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Curry ended up going 38.5% from the field and also distributed 7 dimes. Another guy that was a contributor in the matchup for the Warriors was Kelly Oubre Jr.. He grabbed 5 rebounds in 25:54 min on the hardwood. He finished 60.0% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 6-of-10 (14 points). When the final whistle was blown, Oubre accounted for 1 assist.
Golden State will play this game with a win-loss mark of 19-16 on the campaign. They cough up possession 14.9 times per contest and as a team they commit 21.9 personal fouls per game. As a team, Golden State is snagging 43.1 boards per game and has accounted for 980 dimes this year, which has them ranked 1st in the league in terms of passing. The Warriors are hitting 36.8% on 3-pointers (487 of 1,322) and 78.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 114.0 points per contest (12th in basketball) while going 46.5% from the field. On the defensive end, the Warriors are forcing 15.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.9 fouls. They are ranked 12th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 823 relinquished this season. The Warriors are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.2% (557 of 731) and they relinquish 48.3 rebounds per contest as a group. They are relinquishing 37.3% on 3-point shots while they are 21st in basketball in points per game allowed (112.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Phoenix Suns went home victorious with a score of 114-104 when they played the Los Angeles Lakers. The Suns earned 28 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for this game. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while earning 7 steals for this contest. The Lakers committed 23 fouls for this contest which took the Suns to the free throw line for a total of 25 shots. They were able to convert 22 of those for a percentage of 88.0%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Phoenix converted 16 of 29 attempts (55.2%). When the game finished, the Suns shot 38 out of 77 from the floor which had them shooting 49.4%. The Suns allowed the Lakers to convert 40 of their 77 attempts from the field which left them shooting 51.9% for the contest. They wrapped up this game 35.5% from distance by going 11 of 31 and ended up shooting 13 out of 17 at the free throw line (76.5%). In regard to rebounding, Phoenix allowed Los Angeles to snag 35 overall (5 on the offensive side).
Mikal Bridges ended up being a factor for the Suns for this game. He converted 6 out of 10 in this matchup for a rate of 60.0%, and had 6 rebounds. Bridges recorded 19 points in his 35:32 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 dimes in this matchup. One more player that ended being a contributor for Phoenix was Deandre Ayton. He left the arena with 1 assist in 24:44 minutes on the court, and he converted 7 out of 14 from the floor. Ayton ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor in addition to totaling 17 points and 5 rebounds.
Phoenix has a record of 23-11 so far this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Suns are hitting on 48.3% from the floor, which is ranked 7th in the NBA. Phoenix has accounted for 3,855 pts on the season (113.4 per contest) and they average 43.1 boards per game. They are getting an assist 27.0 times per contest (4th in the league) and they are turning it over 12.9 times per game. The Suns commit 19.7 personal fouls per game while shooting 83.5% from the charity stripe. The Suns on defense are ranked 4th in the NBA in points given up per game with 107.4. They have conceded 21.9 dimes and 43.4 rebounds every game, which is ranked 1st and 14th in basketball. The Phoenix defense allows 34.3% on 3-pointers (375 of 1,092) and their opponents are making 76.9% of their free throw shots. They have forced 13.1 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.9% from the floor (9th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Phoenix (-2.5) and under 223.5 points
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