The Golden State Warriors are way ahead both with and defensive play, team play and scoring. They expect to grab an easy away win but will have to work hard for it for sure. In the NBA, you can’t underestimate any opponent even though you play better and have a better roster. However, many will still be expecting the Warriors to breeze through this one on cruise control since the Suns recent performances have been quite poor.
The Phoenix Suns are having a really tough season. They currently reside at the bottom of the western conference table with only 9 wins out of 37 games they’ve played so far. The fact that the Suns conceded 113.9 per game this season speaks for itself. The defense has really been an issue and they really need to work on it. A further breakdown of form shows that the Suns have won only one game out of the last five. They defeated Orlando at the Amway Center but lost to the Nuggets, the Thunder, the Nets and the Wizards. They face another monster team tonight at the Talking Stick Resort Arena. Will they pull it off against the Golden State Warriors? That remains to be seen.
Phoenix Suns Home NBA Form
29.12.2018 – LOSS – Phoenix Suns 118 – 122 Nuggets
28.12.2018 – LOSS – Phoenix Suns 102 – 118 Thunder
15.12.2018 – WIN – Phoenix Suns 107 – 99 Timberwolves
13.12.2018 – WIN – Phoenix Suns 99 – 89 Mavericks
10.12.2018 – LOSS – Phoenix Suns 119 – 123 Clippers
Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors are keeping their heads as cold as possible being very close to the top. They are second at the western conference and so far are fulfilling everyone’s expectations. They’ve won 24 games out of the 37 but what’s even more interesting is that they are the best western team when away games are taken into consideration. Out of 17 away games, they’e won 9 and lost 8. In addition, they won 4 out of the last five away games they played so that puts them in a good spot ahead of the visit at Phoenix. The past games between these two teams go in favour of the Warriors as they won 9 out of the last 10 games they played. We probably wont see DeMarcus Cousins or Damian Jones this game as they both are injured and resting.
Golden State Warriors NBA Form
29.12.2018 – WIN – Trail Blazers 105 – 115 Golden State Warriors
19.12.2018 – LOSS – Jazz 108 – 103 Golden State Warriors
14.12.2018 – WIN – Kings 125 – 130 Golden State Warriors
07.12.2018 – WIN – Bucks 95 – 105 Golden State Warriors
05.12.2018 – WIN – Cavaliers 105 – 129 Golden State Warriors
The Money Line
Here are how the odds to win the match look from the bookies ahead of the game.
Phoenix Suns to win @ 5.50 (9/2)
Golden State Warriors to win @ 1.20 (1/5)
Odds taken at 07:30 GMT 31/12/2018
Our Verdict and Best Bets
All indicators show that the Warriors should win this game, just look at how heavy in favour the Money Line odds are for the Warriors. They have played maturely and disciplined and will not allow themselves to make mistakes and slips on games like these. So far, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson produced some great games and we can expect to see another great performance from all of them. It’s been a race between Curry and Durant for the higher average points per game and so far Durant is on 28.6 points, while Curry has 28.5 points per game. On the other hand, the Suns have the sanguine Devin Booker and the motivated Deandre Ayton on their side who are ready to play and give it all as per usual. We’ve seen some amazing performances out of Booker and we can surely expect him to fight to the last seconds of this game as well. The Suns have no issues with injuries so the coach Igor Kokoškov can practically count on anyone.
Phoenix Suns Point Spread +10 @ 1.93 (25/27) with William Hill.