Warriors End Suns’ Streak, Remain as NBA’s Best ATS Team

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  • The Golden State Warriors ended the Phoenix Suns’ 18-game winning streak on Friday night.
  • Golden State now has the best record in the NBA once again at 19-3 and they are also the best ARS team in the NBA at 16-5-1 ATS.
  • The Suns fell to 19-4 but their futures odds didn’t move at the best NBA sportsbooks.

The Phoenix Suns’ winning streak is no more after Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors exacted revenge on the Suns on Friday night.

With the win, Golden State not only reclaimed the best record in the NBA but the Dubs are also the NBA’s best ATS team at 16-5-1 ATS.

Still the Best ATS Team in the NBA

The surprising Cleveland Cavaliers who, despite being just 13-10 SU, improved to 16-5-2 ATS on the season with a 116-101 rout of the Washington Wizards as three-point underdogs. The Cleveland win plus a Phoenix repeat over Golden State in the nightcap would’ve made the Cavs the best ATS team in the league again but the Dubs had other plans.

Golden State has been the ATS favorite in all but three of their games this season. The Dubs opened their 2021-22 campaign as +3.5 point underdogs against the Lakers and beat L.A. by seven points. 14 games later, they were +2.5 bottom dogs against the title favorites Brooklyn Nets but blew out the Nets by 18 points at Barclays Center. Last Friday against the Suns was the third time the Dubs were spread underdogs and they lost as such for the first time.

Prior to that loss, the Dubs covered the spread in seven straight games as they also won seven in a row. They were so dominant during that stretch that they were able to cover thrice as favorites of at least 9 points. Of Golden State’s 5 ATS losses this season, three came in their first five games as they opened the season at 2-3 ATS. They have been lights out since then and Friday night was another reminder.

Best Record in the NBA Once Again

The Warriors took the league’s best record to Phoenix last Tuesday as 2.5 point underdogs to the Suns. But instead of getting a shootout between Steph Curry and Devin Booker, Booker left the game with an injury and Curry went on to play one of his worst shooting games ever. The Suns walked away with a 14-96 win, a 17-game winning streak, and a share of the best record in the NBA.

Phoenix would add one more win to that streak and set a new franchise record with 18 straight wins. But the Warriors were on deck on Saturday night and Phoenix didn’t have Devin Booker and was playing on back-to-back nights. Golden State entered the game as 6.5 point favorites and easily covered the spread while also cashing in as the 3/1 favorite at the BetOnline App.

The Suns dropped to 19-4 on the season but good for them, their futures odds didn’t budge. Phoenix is still second at +400 to win the West and is still 4th at +900 to win the 2022 NBA title. As for the Dubs, they now have the best record in the NBA once again at 19-3. With the Suns’ 18-game win streak over, the new owners of the current longest win streak in the NBA are now the Houston Rockets. Yes, the Rockets. That is not a typo.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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