Warriors Seeking Big Scalp
NBA lines have the Golden State Warriors at -4 against the Phoenix Suns on Monday, which is a fair line.
The Suns are without new signing Kevin Durant, so Steph Curry and the Warriors should fancy their chances of scoring their 36th win.
Suns Wanting Sweep
It’s rare to see a team complete a four-game sweep of the Warriors, but that’s on the table for Monday’s fixture.
Following a 125-113 win in January, the Suns are looking to hit the Warriors where it hurts most – at Chase Center.
They have already beaten the Warriors there this year, so they have a chance to repeat the dose. However, they have to do it without Durant.
Not having his offense was a key reason for losing to the Sacramento Kings last week. The 128-119 loss came as the sports betting favorite (-3½), so they could strike as the underdog against the Warriors.
With Durant on the floor, they scored 125, 130, and 132 points, respectively. They missed him against the Kings, but Devin Booker is still scoring well. He comes off a 28-point effort against the Kings, which followed a 44-point effort against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Confidence levels are high after beating the Warriors three times already, no matter which players are on the floor.
Home Is Where the Heart Is
The Warriors are 28-7 at home and come off a big 125-116 overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.
Getting Curry back is huge. He scored 36 points in the win and will look to continue that momentum against the Suns.
NBA news reported Curry suggesting the team was in better spirits now, following three consecutive wins prior.
“To hit a couple big shots down the stretch and then find yourself in a position where you can make a play on the other side, it gives everybody a good boost because it’s shocking,” Curry said. “I think I got more about that in the locker room than any shot I made tonight, which speaks for itself.”
They are 35-33, which isn’t where many had predicted that would be after 68 games. However, it’s all about the run to the NBA playoffs, and we’re expecting a good second half to the year.
The Warriors are 32-34-2 against the spread (ATS), so bettors haven’t cashed in. However, they are 6-4 ATS from their last 10 games, so the signs are encouraging.
Suns vs Warriors Game Injuries
Suns vs Warriors Head-to-Head
The Suns have won and covered the last online betting spreads. They won 125-113 in the most recent meeting in January.
Phoenix is 6-4 ATS in the last 10 games but just 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in Golden State.
Suns vs Warriors Game Information
- Game: Suns (37-30) vs Warriors (35-33)
- Day/Time: Monday, March 13th, 10:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
- Suns vs Warriors Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
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Suns vs Warriors Betting Lines
Suns vs Warriors Picks and Prediction
With only seven losses at home on their record, our NBA picks are locking in the Warriors.
We loved what we saw against the Bucks, which showed heart and grit. A similar performance sees them beating the Suns and covering the spread.
Under 237 points is worth including in your selections. In the three meetings so far, the totals have been 139, 149, and 138.
Phoenix is listed at +155 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Suns, there’s a chance to win $155. Golden State is -180, offering a chance to win $56 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Phoenix a 39.22% chance to win, with the Warriors at 64.29%.