Warriors vs. Suns Betting (Nov. 16): Warriors End Road Woes

By | November 16, 2022

The 2022-23 NBA season rages on with a new slate of games for Wednesday, Nov. 16. The Western Conference will be on display at 10 p.m. ET when the Golden State Warriors travel to Footprint Center to take on the Phoenix Suns.

Despite their struggles to begin the season, the Warriors have won three of their last four games ahead of this matchup. They defeated the San Antonio Spurs, 132-95, in their most recent outing on Monday, led by Jordan Poole recording 36 points in 29 minutes of work.

Meanwhile, the Suns have been the opposite of the Warriors, losing three of their last four games. Phoenix is looking to bounce back after a close-fought 113-112 loss to the Miami Heat two nights ago, leaving time to tell if Monty Brown’s team can get back on track at home.

There’s a lot to take in before Wednesday’s Warriors vs Suns game. Fortunately, Betting News has gathered the game’s odds while also having a prediction and best bet for tonight’s contest.

Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Matchup Information and Betting Odds

Matchup Information

  • Matchup: Golden State Warriors (6-8, 0-7 Away) vs. Phoenix Suns (8-5, 6-1 Home)
  • Venue & Location: Footprint Center (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Date: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 10 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Warriors vs Suns Info: ESPN, Bally Sports Arizona, NBC Sports Bay Area

Warriors vs Suns Odds

Game odds are via FanDuel as of Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 9:27 a.m. ET. Odds from other top online sportsbooks may also be mentioned in this article.

Spread

  • Golden State Warriors +1 (-110)
  • Phoenix Suns -1 (-110)

Over/Under

  • Over 226.5 Points (-110)
  • Under 226.5 Points (-110)

Moneyline

  • Golden State Warriors -108
  • Phoenix Suns -108

Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Betting Trends

  • Golden State is 5-2 straight up in its last seven games against the Pacific Division.
  • Phoenix is 16-4 straight up in its last 20 games played in November.
  • Golden State is 4-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games against Phoenix.
  • Phoenix is 4-1 ATS in its last five home games against Golden State.
  • The total has hit the under in four of Golden State’s last five games.
  • The total has hit the under in 11 of Phoenix’s last 14 games against Golden State.

Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Prediction and Picks

Warriors vs Suns Prediction: Warriors 112, Suns 102

Warriors vs Suns Picks: Warriors ML (Best Value: -108 at FanDuel) & Under 226.5 Points (Best Value: -110 at FanDuel)

This game marks the Pacific Division rivals’ second meeting so far this season. The two sides met back on Oct. 25, once again at Footprint Center, resulting in a 134-105 blowout victory for the Suns.

The Suns’ defense was in full effect during that victory, holding the Warriors’ shooters to a 28.6% success rate at the three-point line. It also helped that Golden State turned the ball over 16 times while committing 28 fouls.

Having said that, it can’t be ignored that the Suns have lost three times in their last four games. One of the big factors behind this slump is that Chris Paul has been injured. While his point totals aren’t what they were, he’s still averaging 9.4 assists per game, meaning Phoenix will be hurting for as long as its top playmaker is sidelined.

The Suns’ offense, in general, has disappeared over the last four games. They’re ranked third-worst in the NBA with a 106.5 PPG clip over that stretch, converting on just 45.3% of their field-goal attempts (eighth-worst).

In other words, the Warriors need to take advantage of their opponent’s slump. That might be easier said than done, though, as Golden State is winless in its first seven road games this season. Those shortcomings fall on the team’s league-worst road scoring defense, meaning a stronger effort is needed tonight.

Can the Warriors step up on defense to win their first road game of the 2022-23 NBA season?

The good news for the Warriors is that their play has looked better lately, even if it hasn’t come on the road. They’re firing at a 117.3 PPG rate over their last four games (No. 5), connecting on 41% of three-point attempts during that span (No. 7).

Unsurprisingly, Stephen Curry has been the straw that stirs the drink over Golden State’s latest bout with success. He’s averaging 32.5 PPG with .613/.487/.864 shooting splits, showing no signs of slowing down.

Meanwhile, Poole is coming off the aforementioned 36-point effort from Monday night. If the 23-year-old can keep that level of success up, the Suns’ Paul-less backcourt could be in trouble. As great as Devin Booker is on his own, it’s going to be tough for him to match Curry and Poole if they’re firing on all cylinders.

Even though the Suns are 6-1 at home this season, they’re underperforming and vulnerable to a loss. The Warriors have more momentum here and they can’t stay winless on the road forever, leading to my backing them as the victors tonight.

With the odds being a pick ‘em situation, take the Warriors outright at -108 on the moneyline. I’m also going with the under on the total as it’s what the two sides have finished with in 11 of their last 14 meetings. Furthermore, the Suns have the best scoring defense this season while the Warriors have given up the eighth-fewest points over their last four games.

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