Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors Pick – NBA March 30, 2022

The Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors are in the Bay Area on Wednesday night at the Chase Center. The Suns could have put their season on cruise control a while ago and still won the Western Conference.

However, they have kept their foot down on the gas pedal and treating every game like meaningful. The Suns have a win in eight straight games and 10 of their previous 11 attempts.

They are up to 61-14 and have an 8.5-game advantage on the Grizzlies in the Western Conference. No one is catching the Suns, and they are going into the playoffs as the No. 1 overall seed.

With seven outings left in the regular season, the Suns can lay low and not put out a full effort. However, that’s not the Suns, and they’re motivated regardless of the situation.

When the Suns have Chris Paul and Devin Booker on the floor at the same time, they’re the toughest team to beat in the NBA. Conversely, when the Warriors don’t have Stephen Curry on the floor, this isn’t a team ready to compete in the playoffs.

Golden State is expected to have Curry back for the playoffs, as his sprained ankle isn’t the worst thing that could have happened. It’s good news for the Warriors.

They’ll have a fresh Curry just in time for playoff basketball. He will not be available versus the Suns tonight, though.

The Warriors are on a three-game skid and have losses in six of their previous seven attempts. Golden State was chased off the floor in a 123-95 loss at Memphis in their most recent outing.

They are back home following a long five-game road trip. Their only win was a 118-104 final over the Miami Heat on March 23.

Head below for our free Suns vs. Warriors prediction on March 30, 2022.

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

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Phoenix Suns -4.5 (-115) -200 Over 221 (-110)
Golden State Warriors +4.5 (-105) +170 Under 221 (-110)
Team Data Phoenix Suns Golden State Warriors
Overall Record 61-14 48-28
ATS Record 42-33-0 36-36-4
Away/Home Record 30-6 29-9
ATS Away/Home 23-13-0 20-16-2
Points Per Game 115.3 110.8
Points Against Per Game 106.9 105.7
Field Goal % 48.8 46.7
Three Point % 37.0 36.0

Suns vs. Warriors Prediction:

There isn’t anything that the Phoenix Suns do wrong. They can beat a team from all spots on the floor, whether that means with their offense or defense.

Too bad regular season results don’t always translate in the playoffs, but the Suns have been feeling it from the opening tip-off back in 2021.

They are the third-best team in the NBA with 115.3 points per game and lead the league with a 48.8% field goal percentage. In the backcourt, Chris Paul and Devin Booker have been tough on defenses.

Going on the road hasn’t bothered the Suns, either. They have accumulated 115.1 points a game and a 48.4% field goal percentage as a visiting team.

You would think the Suns would put their season on ice and relax down the stretch given their healthy lead, but no. The Suns have scored 127 points per game and a 54% field goal percentage across their last five games.

Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Trends:

  • 7-1 ATS in their previous eight games
  • 5-1 ATS in their previous six games as a betting favorite
  • 5-1 ATS in their previous six games on the road
  • 4-1 ATS in their previous five games versus a team with a winning record
  • 5-1 ATS in their previous six games on a two-day rest
  • 1-6 ATS in their previous seven games
  • 3-8 ATS in their previous 11 games at home
  • 1-5 ATS in their previous six games on a Wednesday
  • 1-4 ATS in their previous five games after a loss
  • 1-5 ATS in their previous six games versus a team with a winning percentage better than 60%

Phoenix can win a defensive game if they need to as well. The Suns are third-best in the league with a 44.3% field goal percentage against and 33.8% from three. This is likely where the Suns can bury the Warriors.

Without Steph Curry this season, the Warriors are 3-9 with 107 points per game. Overall, they have scored 110.8 points per game and a 46.7% field goal percentage. Their field goal percentage drops to just 45% in the absence of Curry.

When you think that the Suns are going to let up and shut things down in preparation for the playoffs, they keep going harder and treat every outing like it’s a postseason game.

Golden State may hang around through three quarters, but expect the Suns to pull ahead and away. I’m on the visiting team to notch a 113-105 win to cover on Wednesday night.


Suns vs. Warriors Pick
Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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