Normally we’d think the Warriors at Suns betting matchup on Wednesday night is pretty evenly match, after all these are two of the favorites in the Western Conference. The fact that Phoenix has been bet to a +1 point underdog after opening as a -2 point favorite at home has the senses tingling a bit.
Sure Golden State can beat any team anywhere on any night – but so far this year on the road they haven’t posting an 0-7 record away from the Chase Center through the first month of the season. The Warriors are also playing their third game in four nights and have already lost 134-105 at the Footprint Center this season – so why are they road favorites again?
Fade Golden State on the Road?
They’re not going to go 0-41 on the road this season so an away victory is coming at some point for Golden State, but is that in the Warriors at Suns betting matchup? GSW’s road losses include at Charlotte, at Detroit, at Orlando, and at Sacramento – the three worst teams in the Eastern Conference and a Kings squad that the Warriors swept 4-0 last season.
The loss in Sacramento was Sunday night, 122-115 with the Warriors as -4 point underdogs. Golden State may have been vulnerable playing in the back to back on Monday, but they picked up a dominant 132-95 victory over the Spurs covering the -9 point number behind 36 points from Jordan Poole. The blowout helped Steve Kerr play nobody longer than 30 minutes which leaves the Warriors fresh for their third game in the last four night.
Poole took advantage of Klay Thompson resting on the back-to-back as he poured in a season high on Monday. Steph Curry had a season low in points vs. the Spurs with just 16, but he really wasn’t needed with such a big lead and hit 5-11 shots from the field.
Suns Want Another Statement
Phoenix has a 29-point win over Golden State back on October 25th also at the Footprint Center and they would love to make another statement just as a confidence builder for any possible meeting in the playoffs. Deandre Ayton had 16 points and 14 rebounds in that game but it was Devin Booker who was the difference maker with 34.
The Suns are just 1-3 in their last 4 games but those have all been road contests. Phoenix is back at home for the first time since November 5th and they’ve got a solid 5-1 record on their own court this season.
Phoenix has played the last three games without Chris Paul who remains questionable with a heel injury. Paul’s scoring has been down this year at just 9.5 ppg, but he’s been an important part of the offense regardless with 9.4 assists/game. Counting when he first got injured against Philadelphia, the Suns have been held to under 100 points in 2 of the 4 games Paul has not been available.
Free Warriors at Suns Betting Pick
The fact that the Suns are a +1 point underdog against a team 0-7 on the road this season has trap written all over it. Phoenix looks like the easy play here but that’s why you have to pivot to the Warriors to get their first road victory of the season and so far the split with Phoenix.
Free Pick: Warriors +1