Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors Pick – NBA December 3, 2021

The Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors is the game to watch on Friday night. This is a rematch from Tuesday in Arizona. The Suns kept on rolling with a 104-96 win over the Warriors. They are up to 17 straight wins after beating the Detroit Pistons last night, 114-103.

That was closer than the final score suggested. The Suns got out to a big lead, but allowed the Pistons to fight back and draw close. Detroit outscored the Suns 30-18 in the 3rd quarter to make things interesting going into the final frame.

Phoenix had no problems regaining control of the game, though, as they closed the Pistons out for a 114-103 win. It was a double-digit win, but the Suns came up just short for the cover. I think the Suns believed that they could relax and start focusing on the Warriors after halftime.

When the Pistons started coming on hard, their competitive juices had to begin flowing again. As soon as that light went off for the Suns, the Pistons stood no chance at winning that one. It was a good effort by Cade Cunningham and Jerami Grant nonetheless to keep the game competitive.

The Warriors have been off since losing to the Suns on Tuesday. That ended a seven-game winning streak for the Warriors, so one winning streak had to come to an end. Despite the loss, it was only the third for Golden State this season.

They are going into the Chase Center with a record of 18-3 against the three-loss Suns. Phoenix hasn’t lost since a 134-105 loss in Portland against the Trail Blazers. They must have taken that sloppy performance to heart because Phoenix has been on an unstoppable run.

The Suns will have to get it done without Devin Booker tonight in the Bay Area. He is dealing with a hamstring injury and didn’t suit up last night versus the Pistons. That’s one reason for why the Suns didn’t look at their best, but it was also a sandwich spot between these two games against the Warriors.

Head below for our free Suns vs. Warriors pick on December 3, 2021.

Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Odds and Team Statistics:

The following odds are courtesy of BetUS:

Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Phoenix Suns -7 (-110) -290 Over 215.5 (-110)
Golden State Warriors +7 (-110) +240 Under 215.5 (-110)
Team Data Phoenix Suns Golden State Warriors
Overall Record 19-3 18-3
ATS Record 12-10-0 15-5-1
Away/Home Record 9-1 11-1
ATS Away/Home 6-4-0 9-2-1
Points Per Game 112.3 113.1
Points Against Per Game 104.5 100.5
Field Goal % 48.4 47.6
Three Point % 37.0 36.7

Suns vs. Warriors Prediction:

There isn’t anything bad that can be said about the Suns or Warriors. You can try to find a negative, but it isn’t easy on both ends of the floor. The Suns and Warriors both do everything right.

The Suns are sixth in the league with 104.5 points allowed per game and opponents shooting 43.4%. They can also score with 112.4 points per game and a 48.4% field goal percentage.

DeAndre Ayton provides the Suns with a presence in the paint, while Chris Paul and Devin Booker have been the best 1-2 guard combo in the NBA.

They aren’t going to have that on Friday night in the Bay Area. The absence of Booker against a team like Golden State is a big loss. Everything is so smooth with Booker and Paul in the backcourt.

The Warriors are the top rated defense in the NBA with an average of 100.5 points allowed per game. They are also first with teams going 42.3% from the field against their defense.


Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Trends:

Suns

  • 11-5 ATS in their previous 16 games
  • 16-5 ATS in their previous 21 games on a Friday
  • 1-4-1 ATS in their previous six games on a back-to-back
  • 2-16 overall in their previous 18 games versus the Warriors in the Bay Area
  • 6-14 overall in their previous 20 games versus the Warriors

Warriors

  • 5-1 ATS in their previous six games after failing to cover the spread
  • 21-5-1 ATS in their previous 28 games
  • 4-0 ATS in their previous four games after a loss
  • 9-1 ATS in their previous ten games versus a team with a winning percentage better than 60%
  • 34-16-1 ATS in their previous 51 games in the Bay Area

The point spread of this one just looks like it is begging for money on the Spurs. I think odds makers are going to get what they want. The public is likely going to back the Suns at 7 points.

The spread in their meeting the other day was 4.5 points in favor of the Warriors. I wasn’t so sure about that. It looked like too many points, and the Suns didn’t even need the points.

This time around, I’m not as confident in the Suns hanging tough through 4 quarters. Booker on the shelf is going to hurt at the Chase Center.

Expect Steph Curry to have one of his monster performances, as the Warriors pull away in the second-half. This looks like a good spot for the Suns to say goodbye to their lengthy winning streak.

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Kyle E / Author

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