The NBA in-season tournament has come and gone, and now it’s time to focus on the regular season once again. On Tuesday night it will be the Golden State Warriors visiting the Phoenix Suns and this is a big rivalry in the Western Conference.
Golden State is coming into this game with a record of 10-12, and they just haven’t been able to put together a long winning streak this season. The Warriors have already suffered two losses to the Phoenix Suns and they are trying to snap that skid.
Phoenix is coming into this game with a record of 12-10, but the Suns have not been playing good basketball of late. The Suns have dropped four of their last five games and they are going to be trying to get back on track now that the tournament is over.
The Suns are 3.5-point betting favorites over the Warriors in this big NBA showdown in the Western Conference.
Warriors Have to Make Shots
The Golden State Warriors continue to be a team that can be hard to defend, but they haven’t always shot the ball well this season. Stephen Curry is scoring 29.4 points per game for the Warriors, but he needs some help from his teammates.
Klay Thompson is the second leading scorer on this team, but he is averaging less than 16 points per game. Thompson is currently dealing with an injury as well, and he might not even be able to play in this game.
Golden State is making nearly 15 shots from deep per game, and that is going to be a huge key in this matchup. The Warriors continue to be a solid team on defense, but it’s not easy to slow down this Suns team.
Suns Have Some Stars
The Phoenix Suns have put together a terrific team, and this team is led by a pair of superstar offensive talents. Kevin Durant is leading the way with 31 points per game this season, and he is a former Warriors star.
Devin Booker is having a monster season as well as he has poured in over 27 points per game, and he is always someone that plays well at home. Phoenix is not as lethal as the Warriors from the three-point line, but they can score in the paint as well.
This Suns team hasn’t always been known to be a good defensive team, but they have done a good job against the Warriors this season. Phoenix is also going to get a nice boost from playing this game on their home court.
Suns Take Care of Business
Golden State just continues to deal with injuries this season, and they haven’t been able to put together a good run. The Warriors should be able to find some offense in this game, but they won’t be able to get many stops.
Phoenix has to turn this thing around at some point, and they need to take advantage of the opportunity of playing at home. The Suns just have so many weapons on offense, and ultimately they are going to be able to take control.
Bet the Phoenix Suns at -3.5 as they are going to win this NBA game on Tuesday night and also cover the spread.