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The Phoenix Suns (19-3) and Golden State Warriors (18-3) face off for the second time this week on Friday night at Chase Center in San Francisco.
The game is scheduled for 8 p.m. MST and can be seen on ESPN, Bally Sports Arizona and NBC Sports Bay Area.
Who will win the game?
Check out these odds, picks, and predictions for the contest.
The Warriors are a 6.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
The Warriors are -320 on the money line and the Suns are +250.
The over/under for the game is set at 217.5 points.
Sportsbook Wire: Warriors 112, Suns 104
Jess Root writes: "The Suns are 12-10 ATS this season and failed to cover the spread Thursday night in their win over the Pistons. They have covered the spread only once in four games coming off a back-to-back. The Warriors are 15-5-1 ATS this season, 9-2-1 ATS at home. They are also 4-1-1 ATS when they have the rest advantage, which they do tonight."
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Sports Betting Dime: Take the under in Suns vs. Warriors game
Chris Amberley writes: "In addition to Booker’s injury, the Suns are also expected to be without Frank Kaminsky and Abdel Nader. The Warriors are likely to be without Andre Iguodala, while Andrew Wiggins will try to play through back spasms like he did earlier this week. Both of these teams have been kind to under bettors this season, and with Booker out and the Suns playing on the second night of a back-to-back, we should probably temper offensive expectations. The under has hit in 10 of Phoenix’s 16 conference games this season, while four straight Golden State contests have failed to eclipse the total. The Suns and Warriors rank first and second in defensive rating, and this game will likely mirror the low scoring effort we saw a few nights ago."
Sportskeeda.com: Go with Warriors against Suns this time
Siddhant Gupta writes: "The Phoenix Suns vs Golden State Warriors game could be a conference-defining series, as things stand. With similar season records, the battle for the first seed should see some exciting basketball being played. Although the Suns walked away with the win in their first meeting, it is difficult to bet against the Golden State Warriors at home. Together with the potential absence of Devin Booker and the Suns going on the road on the second night of a back-to-back, the Golden State Warriors seem to have the upper hand this time."
Winners and Whiners: Warriors will cover vs. Suns on Friday night
It writes: "The Suns will be playing the second of back-to-back games after facing the Detroit Pistons on Thursday. Although that one shouldn’t consume a lot of energy and the Suns should be ready to take on the Warriors, I am backing the hosts to get revenge for a loss from a couple of nights ago. Also, I am backing Curry to bounce back from his horrific display and return to his usual self on Friday. If somebody can beat the Warriors two games in a row, it’s Phoenix, but I don’t think it will happen. Steve Kerr will figure out how to beat them in the absence of Devin Booker, so I am going with the Warriors."
Picks and Parlays: Warriors 114, Suns 105
It writes: "Golden State will have a big advantage on Friday as the Warriors will be playing at home and will be facing a short-handed Phoenix squad that will be without its leading scorer Devin Booker. In Tuesday's meeting between the two, Golden State's Stephen Curry scored only 12 points and hit only 4 of 21 shots and you can expect the Warriors’ star to play far better on Friday at home."
Cappers Picks: Take the Suns with the points vs. Warriors
Tamberlyn Richardson writes: "While freeing up Curry is a priority in this match the other very real issue is finding a way to deal with Deandre Ayton both in the paint and on the glass. The Dubs have been able to address their lack of size via their shooting, pace, and passing but Kerr will need to make some other adjustments for this match to counter Ayton and also Jae Crowder. Again, if Wiggins is feeling back to normal I like the Warriors’ chances of ending the Suns’ streak but I’m hesitant on the spread. Let’s call it a Dubs’ win so it sets up an exciting Christmas Day rematch between these two clubs."
Sports Chat Place: Go with the Warriors to cover vs. Suns
Peter Tran writes: "The Suns are coming into this game with all the momentum and they looked good in last night’s win over the Pistons, but the Warriors have been red-hot themselves and they will have revenge on their minds after falling just short to the Suns back on Tuesday. The Suns were able to keep a lid on Curry, but I just don’t see that happening here, not at the Chase Center. This should be a close one, but without Booker, I think the Suns fall just short in this spot."
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