(12/12/23) 10:00PM EST.
Spread: GSW +1.5 / PHO -1.5
ML: GSW +100 / PHO -120
Free Pick: GSW/PHO Over 231.5.
There was hope the Suns would be fully healthy for the first time in a long time but Kevin Durant will miss this game. They do get Bradley Beal back after a month long absence and it's a major boost. He's obviously not on the same level of KD but he's an All-Star himself and can help facilitate offense. He was set to be the lead Point Guard before the season began. Booker's been the PG in his absence and is doing a good job but Beal will help take the load off. This will help the entire Suns Offense.
These two meet frequently and when they do, they score points. The Over has hit in 5 of their last 6 meetings. With Phoenix at Home that trend should continue. The Suns rank 10th in offensive effeciency at Home and that's despite playing without Beal most of the season. The Warriors sit around league average in defensive effeciency but they're struggled away from Home lately. They allowed 118 in OKC during regulation last time out, 138 after OT. Then 113 @LAC, 124 @ SAC, and 123 in Phoenix the last time these two met.
It's the same script as last season for Golden State. Their defense ranked 26th in defensive effeciceny on the road last season and they haven't been able to buck the trend. Their offense is traveling and ranks 6th in offensive effecicecny when on the road this year though. It's why they're currently 5-6 on the road after going 11-30 last year. Phoenix's also ranks 23rd in defensive effeciency when playing at Home. Should see another back and forth offensive display between the Pacific West rivals.