Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns 11-22-23

Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns 11/22/23 NBA Picks, Predictions and Forecast

Golden State Warriors (7-8) vs. Phoenix Suns (7-6)


Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns 11/22/23 – The NBA season is heating up as the Golden State Warriors, standing at a slightly underwhelming 7-8, gear up to face the slightly better-positioned Phoenix Suns, who hold a 7-6 record. This upcoming battle on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, promises to be a captivating showcase of basketball finesse and strategy. Fans and bettors alike are eagerly anticipating this clash, and our handpicked predictions aim to dissect the nuances of this matchup. The game is set to unfold at the Footprint Center, with a tip-off time of 10:00 PM ET, and will be broadcasted live on ESPN.


The Warriors currently stand at 7-8 and show a mixed performance. Averaging 113.9 points per game, their offense is strong due to an aggressive shooting strategy evident by 40.4 made field goals per game with a 44.5% field goal percentage and 14.4 three-point field goals converted for 36.1% conversion rates per game. On defense, however, their play can still improve as evidenced by 47 rebounds per game and 7.5 steals per game; their turnover rate of 14.4 suggests potential problems maintaining possession under pressure.


The Suns boasting an even stronger record of 7-6 have demonstrated more consistent play. Their scoring average of 117.1 outshone the Warriors by virtue of having a higher field goal percentage (47.3%) and free throw accuracy (83.2%) than either team; additionally, they excelled with 6.8 blocks per game in their defensive game and averaged an impressive 15.1 turnovers per game which could prove decisive in high stakes games.


Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns 11/22/23 Game Info


When: Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET
Where: Footprint Center
Stream: NBA League Pass


Stephen Curry (PG) vs. Kevin Durant (PF)


Stephen Curry has been leading the Warriors with 30.4 points per game this season and his three-point shooting is an integral factor to their success. But his 3.6 turnovers per game may pose an issue against an aggressive defensive team like Phoenix; being able to navigate their defense while maintaining his scoring efficiency will be essential.


Kevin Durant of the Suns has also posted impressive numbers, scoring 31.4 points per game while boasting an even higher rebound rate than Stephen Curry. Durant’s versatility as a forward, combined with his ability to block (1.2 blocks per game), makes him an formidable foe; additionally, his higher assist-to-turnover ratio compared to Curry suggests superior game management control.


When Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant face off on the court, it’s an epic clash between their exceptional shooting abilities; Curry can use his extended range shooting to be a game-changer while Durant may counter with defensive versatility and scoring versatility to limit Curry’s impact.


NBA Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix Suns -217, Total Odds: 216.5


The current betting odds slightly favor the Suns, reflecting their slightly better season record and overall stats. The total odds at 216.5 points suggest a high-scoring affair, which is consistent with both teams’ offensive capabilities.


Golden State Warriors Betting Trends


The Warriors’ recent form has been troubling, posting a 1-4 record in their last five games and an 0-4 mark against the spread. Their road performance against the spread (5-2) may provide some hope; furthermore, four out of their last five total OVER games indicate their scoring prowess while also hinting at potential defensive flaws.


Phoenix Suns Betting Trends


The Suns have fared slightly better, posting a 3-2 record over their last five games; however, their record against the spread (1-4) mirrors that of the Warriors; however, their better record in road games (4-3) suggests resilience on away days. As with the Warriors’ games, Suns games tend to feature high scoring contests with totals going OVER in four of five of these contests.


Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns 11/22/23 Betting Picks


Stats and trends reveal a tight matchup. While the Suns appear to have an edge with their overall performance and superior defensive stats, their rival Warriors cannot be underestimated when it comes to performing on the road and three-point shooting ability – so key moments or individual brilliance could determine who prevails in this contest. Top basketball picks suggest the Suns will come out on top, yet expect the Warriors to put up an intense fight.


Betting-wise, it seems the Suns may be the safer pick given their home advantage and more consistent performance. Betting the Over may be wise due to both teams’ tendency for high-scoring games; given both teams’ offensive capabilities.

Free Pick & Prediction: Phoenix Suns 115, Golden State Warriors 110 


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