NBA Betting Preview: Suns at Warriors

Golden State Warriors logoTwo teams looking to gain some ground in the Western Conference playoff race meet on Monday in Oakland as Golden State hosts Phoenix (10:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV).

The Suns are in 10th place, 2.5 games out of the eight and final playoff spot while the Warriors are 1.5 games behind Phoenix. The Warriors are coming off a big win on Saturday night when they beat the Bulls 101-90 as 3.5-point home dogs.

Golden State is listed as a 5-point home favorite at and the total is set at 219.5. On the moneyline, the Warriors are -220; the Suns are +180.

Golden State got 33 points from Monta Ellis and 23 points from Stephen Curry as they upset the Bulls on Saturday night. The win over Chicago stopped the Bulls six-game winning streak.

Golden State is near the end of a long homestand. The Warriors have two games left in a stretch where they will have played 13 of 14 at home. So far they are 7-5 in the first 12 games.

The win against Chicago was the biggest one especially considering how well Chicago was playing coming into the game. Now the Warriors will have to avoid a letdown on Monday against Phoenix.

The Suns just completed a five-game homestand that saw them go 3-2. They lost against Oklahoma City 111-107 as 2-point home dogs on Saturday night in a game where they again played very little defense.

The Suns are next to last in the league in points allowed per game (106.4) and they figure to give up a lot of points again in this game on Monday.

Here are some key NBA betting stats for Monday’s game:

The Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last five Monday games. The Suns are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. the Western Conference. The Suns are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five vs. the Pacific.

Meanwhile, the Warriors are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 vs. the Pacific. The Warriors are 2-6 ATS in their last eight Monday games. In this series, the Warriors are 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings in Oakland.

The under is 4-0 in the Suns’ last four road games. The over is 4-0 in the Warriors’ last four vs. the Pacific. The over is 12-3 in the Warriors’ last 15 home games. The over is 9-3 in the Warriors’ last 12 overall.

In this series, the over is 8-1 in the last nine meetings in Golden State.

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