Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns Predictions, Odds, Picks

Nov. 30, 2021
Eytan Shander
VI Betting Expert

Two of the hottest teams in the NBA will square off Tuesday night in Phoenix. The two teams have combined for just five total losses on the year so far and should provide a ton of electricity in the building. Suns and Warriors tip at 10:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday night on TNT.

Score Prediction

Suns 126, Warriors 120

Best Bets

Suns -2 (-115) at DraftKings

Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns Predictions

The Suns are looking for their 17th straight win on this early season – and will get it against a formidable opponent. The Suns are just on fire shooting the ball and provide such difficult matchups on the perimeter for opposing guards.

While Devin Booker is always the first name when thinking of this offense, the team is shooting the ball so well that it makes it hard for Golden State to compete – even with Steph Curry on the floor. The Warriors will get caught star-watching Steph, but the Suns have figured out how to shoot over 50 percent from the floor, consistently, and can stop any barrage from Curry – like they did most recently with Kevin Durant and the Nets. There’s a reason – or ten – why a team is looking for its 17 th straight win, and none of them favor the Warriors.

It’s not like Golden State is ten games under .500 – they just aren’t on this ridiculous win streak. We’ve seen the Warriors win in bunches and provide enough firepower even with just Curry and Andrew Wiggins providing the flames. Draymond Green is going to be tested by the Suns frontcourt, especially if they go small against Deandre Ayton. Golden State comes into this game winners of seven straight – and the better record by just one game.

The offense is moving, knocking down shots at ridiculous rates. Their defense is playing well enough where controlling the rebounds and outscoring other team’s runs have made all the difference. They are keeping teams in the low 100’s – and making it extremely difficult to outscore any huge runs by Phoenix. They are healthy too, with Frank Kaminsky being the only main injury heading into this game. Unlike Golden State, the Suns are not relying just on their best scorer. In fact, multiple games during this stretch saw Cam Payne, Cam Johnson, and Mikal Bridges lead the team in scoring.

The Warriors aren’t as healthy as they expect Green to play Tuesday night. Not having him (back injury) on the floor would exponentially change the dynamics of this game. Assuming Green is out there, the Warriors still have a couple of holes in their lineup – still down Klay Thompson and James Wiseman. Curry is the only starter averaging over 30 MPG – as Golden State works a larger cast around their star guard. Otto Porter comes off a huge game on Sunday despite playing through a foot injury. Depth is the Warriors only shot, as Curry may go for 60 and GSW can still lose.

Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns Betting Odds

Odds Provided By DraftKings - Subject to Change

  • Warriors +2 (-105)
  • Suns -2 (-115)
  • Warriors +110
  • Suns -130
  • Over 221 (-110)
  • Under 221 (-110)

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Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Pacific
  • Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
  • Venue: Footprint Center
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • TV-Time: TNT - 10:00 p.m. ET

Golden State Warriors Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 18-2
  • ATS: 15-4-1
  • O/U: 6-14

Everything starts and ends with Curry who averages 28.6 PPG, 5.8 RPG and 6.8 APG. Curry is shooting 46.6 percent on insane volume. Wiggins is the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging 19 PPG and 4.6 RPG. Wiggins is shooting just under 50 percent from the floor.Jordan Poole chips in 18 PPG and is the only other Warriors player to average double figures. Green averages 8.2 PPG, and 7.8 RPG and APG.

Phoenix Suns Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 17-3
  • ATS: 11-9
  • O/U: 9-11

Booker leads the Suns with 23.9 PPG off 45.8 percent shooting, he adds 5.1 RPG and 4.7 APG. Ayton is next with 15.4 PPG and 11.4 RPG; he’s also shooting 64 percent from the floor.Chris Paul averages 14.5 PPG and 10.1 APG. Bridges is scoring just under 13 PPG off 54.4 percent shooting, he’s followed up by Kaminsky and JaVale McGee who are each averaging just over 10 PPG.

Phoenix has won 16 straight games as the Suns host the Warriors on Tuesday. (AP)

Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns Head-to-Head

The first matchup between these two teams will be Tuesday night in Phoenix. While the Suns huge win streak is on the line, the two teams will see each other again on Christmas day.

Key Players to Watch

  • GSW: Stephen Curry - PG (28.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 6.8 apg)
  • GSW: Andrew Wiggins - SF (19ppg, 4.6 rpg)
  • PHO: Devin Booker - SG (23.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 4.7 apg)
  • PHO: Chris Paul - PG (14.5 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 10.1 apg)

Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns Betting Conclusion

Two teams on incredible hot streaks right now isn’t the easiest game to call, but when you look who is healthiest, it starts to make sense. The Suns have the best shooting percentage in the NBA and go up against a Warriors defense that’s holding teams to the lowest percentage.

The Warriors main advantage comes on the boards, as the Suns are 21st in grabbing boards and just 16th in limiting opponents’ rebounds. The Suns are just 11-9 ATS but some of these spreads are fairly large. Covering a two-point spread at home is the difference between a win and loss, not a blowout or close game.

Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns Betting Trends

  • Phoenix has won 16 straight games.
  • The point total has gone UNDER in eight of the last nine meetings.
  • Phoenix has covered the spread in five of its last seven home games.