The Golden State Warriors and the Phoenix Suns will meet just before the All-Star break for what should be an interesting battle between two playoff contenders.
This is the second of three meetings between the two teams, with Phoenix claiming the first one in front of the Warriors’ home crowd. This time, the Suns are playing in familiar territory as Steph Curry and company look to even things up.
We are set to see some incredible basketball from two of the top 8 teams in the Western Conference. The Suns come into the game feeling confident after their 104-114 win against the Lakers, while the Warriors have some work to do following their loss against the Trail Blazers.
With all that said, NitroBetting news lays out essential game information, emphasizing essential team stats, betting trends, and the NBA betting odds for a clearer view of this contest.Warriors vs. Suns Game Information
- When: Thursday, March 4, 2021, 8:30 PM ET
- Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: ESPN New Orleans 100.3 FM (Pelicans) / 790 The Ticket (Heat)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: New Orleans -3.5 (-110)
Why Bet on the Golden State Warriors?
It’s been a series of ups and downs for the Warriors. Injuries and lack of depth have taken their toll on the team, leaving vulnerable areas for other teams to capitalize on. Nevertheless, the Warriors are still clinging to the 8th seed of the Western Conference. This time around, they hit the road to face the Suns for the second time in the regular season.
At +700 to win the NBA Championship, the Warriors still remain an underlying threat. At the time of this writing, Curry still averages 29.5 points, while Wiggins comes in second at 17.1, and Kelly Oubre Jr. at 15.5.
Moving into the NBA odds, the three are likely to produce numbers for the Warriors. Should they keep their cool and maintain consistent shooting, the Warriors can make it all the more difficult for the Suns.
Why Bet on the Phoenix Suns?
Steve Nash and the Suns continue to deliver positive results. They have overcome some of the biggest challenges of the regular season, including the Lakers, Sixers, Bucks, Nuggets, and the Celtics. The combination of Devin Booker and veteran guard Chris Paul looks to be a very effective combination.
Moreover, being surrounded by names like Deandre Ayton and Jae Crowder covers for the defensive side the Suns need to keep things level on both ends.
Currently 2nd in the Western Conference standings at 23-11, the Suns are having a stellar season. Booker is averaging 25.5 points per game while Chris Paul maintains 16.2 points per game average. The two guards complement each other and both can score, making it tricky for other teams to defend. Ultimately, this makes the NBA betting lines more attractive for Phoenix fans.
Warriors vs. Suns Betting Trends
- The Suns won 8 of their last 10 home games.
- The total has gone over 7 times in the Suns’ last 10 games.
- The Suns are 8-2 against the spread in its last 10 games.
- The Warriors are 3-2 against the spread in its last 5 games.
- The total has gone under 4 times in the Warriors’ last 5 games.
- The Warriors won 7 of their last 10 games against the Pelicans.
Warriors vs. Suns Expert Betting Prediction
It’s been a while since the Suns had a shot at making the postseason, and this game will further magnify the level of their game, playing against an experienced Warriors team. The game is going to be a close one, but we can anticipate a steadier Phoenix side basing on previous results alone.
On the other hand, there’s no denying that a Golden State side determined to get a win will always remain a threat to any team. With a relatively complete line-up, the Warriors can snatch a win to get back on track versus the Suns this Wednesday.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.