The Phoenix Suns (61-14) and the Golden State Warriors (48-28) clash in a Western Conference showdown on Wednesday night. These teams are polar opposites right now, as Phoenix is on an eight-game win streak, meanwhile, Golden State has dropped three straight. Golden State won the first two regular-season matchups against Phoenix. Steph Curry (foot) is out for the Warriors, with JaVale McGee (illness) sidelined for Phoenix and Cameron Johnson (quad) doubtful.
Tip-off is at 10 p.m. ET at the Chase Center. Phoenix is favored by 4.5-points in the latest Suns vs. Warriors odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 222. Before locking in any Warriors vs. Suns picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Suns vs. Warriors, and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Warriors vs. Suns:
- Suns vs. Warriors spread: Phoenix -4.5
- Suns vs. Warriors over-under: 222 points
- Suns vs. Warriors money line: Phoenix -200, Golden State +170
- PHX: The Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games
- GS: The Warriors are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games as a home underdog
Why the Suns can cover
Guard Chris Paul is a floor general who orchestras the offense for the Suns. Paul is selfless, efficient as a distributor, and fearless when attacking the basket as the 12-time All-Star averages 15 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 10.8 assists per game. Paul returned to the lineup (thumb) on Mar. 24 and hasn’t missed a step, logging back-to-back double-doubles. In his last outing, Paul supplied 19 points, four rebounds, and 14 assists.
Center Deandre Ayton is an athletic force down low who can dominate around the rim but also has a smooth jumper. The 2018 first overall pick logs 17.2 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 64 percent from the field. The Arizona product has recorded five double-doubles over his past six games including on Mar. 23 when Ayton contributed 35 points and 14 rebounds.
Why the Warriors can cover
Guard Klay Thompson is a gifted scorer, especially from the perimeter. The three-time NBA champion is an elite 3-point shooter who can knock down a jumper over any defender. Thompson averages 18.9 points, four rebounds, and shoots 37 percent from downtown. The Washington State product has logged 20-plus points in five of his last seven games. On March 25, Thompson supplied 37 points, seven rebounds, and went 9-for-16 from three.
Guard Jordan Poole is another scoring threat in the backcourt for Golden State. Poole is a great athlete who attacks the rim well, finishing through contact. The Michigan product is a reliable option on the outside, shooting 36 percent from three. Poole is putting up 17.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. Poole has amassed 20-plus points in 14 straight games. In his last contest, he produced 25 points, five rebounds and three assists.
How to make Suns vs. Warriors picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 221 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s Warriors vs. Suns picks at SportsLine.
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