Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in San Francisco, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu).


Kyle Barrette

This Phoenix team is hotter than the sun right now. Alright, now that we got that joke out of the way, let’s get to the game. The Suns made it 16 straight wins after their six-point win over Brooklyn the other night and there is only one team that stands in Phoenix’s way, and that is this Warriors team. The Warriors come in on their own seven-game win streak and have an 18-2 record overall. So, the question becomes, which one of these giants is going to come away with the win here?

At this point, it’s hard to believe this is the same Suns team that started the season 1-3. The Suns’ offense has been powering them through this win streak. In all but four of the 16 wins, Phoenix has been able to score over 110 points, a score that has not been too common this season. Over this run, Phoenix has risen to fourth in the league in offense, putting up almost 113 a night. While their defense has played great for the most part, there have been a few close games, and Phoenix ranks eighth in scoring defense with 105 allowed per game. The only troubling part of this win streak for the Suns has been covering the spread. The Suns are 11-9 overall ATS and are a worse 5-5 ATS at home. 

The Warriors are fresh off a 15-point victory over the Clippers for their seventh win in a row. What’s more impressive is that the Warriors have been able to do this with a fair number of injuries. This should put the league on notice that once these players return, this team that has already been beating everyone without them will now become one of the deepest and most talented teams in the league. The Warriors come in with the second best offense, only a half point behind the Hornets. It’s been the defense for this team, though, that has put them over the top this season. The Warriors come in with the number one defense in the league, allowing opponents to just over 100 points per game, and over their last three, they have held opponents to even less, at 96 points per game. The Warriors have been excellent at covering the number. Overall, they are 15-4-1 ATS, and on the road, they are 6-2 ATS.

Suns vs. Warriors Pick: Warriors +2.5
Steph knows this is a big spot and expects him to have a big night here. The Warriors’ defense will be the difference here. They will be able to slow down this Suns offense enough for their offense to keep this game close, if not win outright. Take the points and the Warriors at +2.5.

Same Game Parlay
Warriors +2.5, Steph Curry First Basket, Warriors to win by 1-10 Pts and Curry Over 5.5 Made Threes.

SGP Odds +2718

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