Phoenix Suns vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 12/3/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Friday, December 3, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
The Golden State Warriors (18-3) will take on the Phoenix Suns (18-3) at Chase Center on Friday.
The Suns faced the Warriors and walked away with a win by a score of 104-96 in their last game. Phoenix ended the game with a 49.4% field goal percentage (43 of 87) and made 12 of their 30 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Suns made 6 of 11 attempts for a rate of 54.5%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they earned 35 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 28 assists in the matchup while forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and getting 12 steals. In the matter of defense, Phoenix allowed their opponent to shoot 41.9% from the floor on 36 out of 86 shooting. Golden State totaled 51 assists and had 25 steals in this contest. Additionally, Golden State pulled down 36 rebounds (15 offensive, 21 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Golden State ended up shooting 71.4% at the charity stripe by making 10 of 14 shots. They converted 14 of their 40 shots from beyond the arc. Concerning fouls, the Suns finished with 12 while the Warriors finished the game with 22 fouls.
Deandre Ayton is one player who came through for this contest. He scored 24 points on 11 of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 34 mins and also pulled down 11 boards. Ayton ended up going 57.9% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists.
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Phoenix will enter this game with a record of 18-3 for the campaign. They are averaging 112.2 points per contest (4th in the league) while shooting 48.1% from the field. The Suns are connecting on 36.4% from downtown (240 of 660) and 78.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Phoenix is pulling in 45.2 boards per contest and has accumulated 554 dimes for the season, which ranks 6th in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.4 times per contest and as a squad are committing 18.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Suns are able to force 16.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. They are ranked 5th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 466 relinquished on the year. The Suns defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.4% (819 of 1,889) and they relinquish 46.9 boards per game as a group. They concede 33.9% on shots from distance and they rank 7th in basketball in points per game allowed (104.6).
For their last game, the Warriors took a loss by a score of 104-96 when they faced the Suns. The Warriors were able to collect 36 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards for a total of 51 for the contest. They turned the ball over 22 times, while getting 7 steals for the matchup. The Suns were called for 12 fouls for this contest which took the Warriors to the charity stripe for a total of 14 shots. They were able to knock down 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 71.4%. With regard to 3-point attempts, Golden State made 14 out of their 40 tries (35.0%). When the game finished, the Warriors finished 36 for 86 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.9%. The Warriors permitted the Suns to convert 43 of 87 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.4% in this contest. They shot 40.0% from three-point range by connecting on 12 of 30 and ended up shooting 6 of 11 from the free throw line (54.5%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, Golden State permitted Phoenix to get 27 in all (8 offensive).
Jordan Poole was important for the Warriors in this contest. He converted 9 of 15 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 60.0%, and had 5 rebounds. Poole earned 28 points in his 35 mins of playing time and tallied 3 dimes for the game.
Golden State has a mark of 18-3 so far this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Warriors are hitting on 47.6% from the floor, which is 2nd in basketball. Golden State has tallied 2,376 pts for the campaign (113.1 per game) and they grab 47.2 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 29.1 times per contest (1st in basketball) and they cough up possession 16.4 times per contest. The Warriors commit 19.5 fouls per game while shooting 76.8% from the charity stripe.
The Warriors on defense are ranked 1st in the league in PPG given up with 100.5. They are forcing their opponents into 16.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.3% from the field (1st in the league). The Golden State defense gives up 32.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (256 of 790) and their opponents are connecting on 72.6% of their free throw shots. They surrender 21.6 assists and 41.7 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 4th and 2nd in the NBA.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State
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