Phoenix Suns vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 3/13/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Monday, March 13, 2023
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (+5)
Chase Center is where the Golden State Warriors will attempt to defeat the Phoenix Suns on Monday. Phoenix opens this contest as 5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total has been set at 232.
The Suns played the Kings and ended up losing by a score of 128-119 in their last game. Regarding fouls, the Suns finished with 26 while the Kings totaled 19 fouls. They also knocked down 15 of their 35 attempts from 3-point range. Sacramento walked away from this one shooting 83.8% from the free throw line by converting 31 of their 37 attempts. Additionally, Sacramento pulled down 39 rebounds (8 offensive, 31 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Sacramento earned 19 assists and had 10 steals for the contest. In the matter of defending, Phoenix allowed the other team to go 48.2% from the floor on 41 of 85 shooting. They also dished out 30 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and having 11 steals. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 40 with 7 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Suns made 18 of their 22 shots for a percentage of 81.8%. Phoenix finished the contest having earned a 49.4% FG percentage (44 out of 89) and made 13 of their 44 three-point shots.
Devin Booker is one guy who was a factor in the game. Booker shot 57.9% from the floor and distributed 8 assists. He played 39 minutes and also collected 3 boards. He was able to score 28 points on 11 out of 19 shooting.
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Phoenix enters this matchup with a mark of 37-30 so far this year. They are averaging 113.4 pts per contest (19th in the NBA) while hitting 46.7% from the floor. The Suns are shooting 37.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (835 of 2,208) and 79.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Phoenix is collecting 44.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,823 assists on the campaign, which is 3rd in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 14.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 21.1 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Suns have forced 14.7 turnovers every game while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. They currently rank 4th in the league in giving up assists with 1,556 conceded on the campaign. The Suns defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.4% (2,665 of 5,745) and they surrender 42.6 boards per contest as a unit. They are giving up 35.8% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 4th in the league in opponents points per game (111.2).
In their last game, the Warriors got the win with a final of 125-116 when they faced the Bucks. In regard to team rebounding, Golden State permitted Milwaukee to get 48 in all (7 offensive). They went 41.2% from three-point range by shooting 21 of 51 and finished the game at 9 of 11 from the charity stripe (81.8%). The Warriors allowed the Bucks to bury 43 out of their 100 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 43.0% in this matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Warriors went 46 out of 112 from the field which gave them a rate of 41.1%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Golden State knocked down 23 of their 55 attempts (41.8%). They were able to convert 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 90.9%. The Bucks were called for 14 fouls in the game which took the Warriors to the free throw line for a total of 11 attempts. They also turned it over 15 times, while earning 12 steals in this contest. The Warriors recorded 47 defensive rebounds and 18 offensive boards for a total of 65 in this game.
Stephen Curry was important for the Warriors in this matchup. He made 13 out of 27 for the contest for a field goal rate of 48.1%, and accounted for 6 rebounds. Curry accumulated 36 points in his 43 minutes on the court and totaled 4 dimes for this contest.
Golden State has a mark of 35-33 on the season. The Warriors are responsible for committing 21.7 fouls every game while shooting 79.8% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 29.6 times per game (1st in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 16.3 times per contest. Golden State has scored 8,030 pts for the year (118.1 per game) and they grab 44.2 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Warriors are shooting 47.4% from the floor, which ranks 14th in basketball.
The Golden State defense concedes 36.5% on shots from beyond the arc (887 of 2,432) and opponents are making 77.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 25.8 assists and 43.8 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 17th and 17th in basketball. The Warriors defensively are ranked 25th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 117.6. They are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.0% from the field (12th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Golden State (-5)
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