Nov 19, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) and guard Devin Booker (1) slap hands during the second half of the game against the Dallas Mavericks at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
- The NBA-best Warriors visit the Suns on Tuesday, November 30th
- Phoenix is a 2.5-point home favorite
- Read on for the odds, preview, and prediction
Tuesday night will see the two hottest teams in the Association battle it out as the Golden State Warriors head to the desert to face the Phoenix Suns, who have won a mind-boggling 16 games in a row. Tip-off is scheduled for 10pm ET.
The Dubs are also enjoying a nice unbeaten streak of their own, collecting seven straight victories. They most recently blew out the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, behind a 33-point performance from Stephen Curry.
The Suns, on the other hand, knocked off Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night and currently sit one game behind Golden State for top spot in the Western Conference.
Warriors vs Suns Odds
|Golden State Warriors||+2.5 (-108)||+120||Ov 219.5 (-110)|
|Phoenix Suns||-2.5 (-112)||-142||Un 219.5 (-110)|
Odds as of November 29th at Fanduel.
Phoenix head into this game as a 2.5-point favorite after winning two of three against the Warriors last season.
Huge Test For The Suns
Monty Williams’ squad lost three of four to begin the campaign but have absolutely annihilated their opponents ever since. While there shouldn’t be anything taken away from the Suns during this insane streak, they didn’t face a lot of tough teams until beating Brooklyn on Saturday.
That being said, the next-hottest squad in the NBA in the Warriors will be a very good test for Phoenix, who are 8-2 on home court this season.
The Suns rolled to a very convincing win over a Nets team, considered one of the 2022 title favorites. Last season’s NBA finalists never trailed in the entire game on the road and led by as many as 22 points.
The one-two punch of Devin Booker and Chris Paul showed out once again, combining for 52 of their 113 points, while CP3 also dished out five assists.
The team also shot the ball very well from the field, posting a 45% clip. The Suns are currently first in the league in field goal percentage. Phoenix really capitalized off Brooklyn’s mistakes in this contest, translating 20 turnovers into 20 points as well.
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— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) November 28, 2021
While the focus on Tuesday will strictly be to grab another victory, Williams’ group can match a franchise record for wins in a row if they can take down the high-flying Dubs and in the process, will move into a tie for first place in the ultra-competitive West.
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Just like the Suns, the Warriors have been absolutely terrific on both sides of the ball. Steve Kerr’s team is second in offensive rating and first in defensive rating, while also sitting at the top of the Association in steals, assists, and three-point percentage, among other categories.
Steph Curry is playing an MVP level once again, but he actually has legitimate pieces around him which are making Golden State that much better.
With Curry leading the way Sunday afternoon at Staples Center, it was another convincing performance. He erupted for 33 while draining 7-of-13 from long range, while backcourt partner Jordan Poole dropped 17 points and Otto Porter collected another 18.
The Dubs continued to shoot the lights out, making it rain at a 42% clip on Los Angeles. It was a very sloppy game from the Clippers though, who committed a ridiculous 24 turnovers. The Warriors made them pay for the mishaps, translating them into 31 points.
In essentially every area, Golden State outplayed LA. While they ended up winning by 15, it would’ve been a much worse blowout if the visitors didn’t shoot a mere 12-for-22 from the charity stripe.
During this impressive run, Curry and Co. have proved to be superior against several quality teams, including the Bulls, Nets, and 76ers. This stat below says it all:
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) November 29, 2021
It’s scary to think the Warriors aren’t even at full-strength, either. Once James Wiseman and Klay Thompson are back in the fold in the next month or two, the sky will truly be the limit in the Bay Area.
Their next two games this week are against the Suns though, therefore it’ll be very interesting to see if they can extend this seven-game winning streak.
Warriors vs Suns Prediction
This is obviously a very tough contest to predict because both teams are firing on all cylinders at the moment. The Warriors are 2-0 as ATS underdogs this season and to be honest, haven’t shown a sign of weakness lately.
The Suns are looking fantastic, but they did slip up and allow the Nets to almost make a comeback on Saturday. Take Golden State on the moneyline to end Phoenix’s historic streak.
Pick: Golden State Warriors (+120)
Quinn Allen is a sports journalist, with a background and education in broadcast journalism (BCIT ’17). He writes about European Football, Basketball, and Baseball for numerous sites across the globe.