Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns – NBA, Tuesday, November 30, 2021

| November 29, 2021 6:57 pm PDT

Early in the 2021-22 NBA season, two teams have separated themselves from the pack. They would be the 18-2 Golden State Warriors and 17-3 Phoenix Suns.

On Tuesday night, the teams will face off for the first time this season. Thankfully, everyone will have a chance to watch the game on Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on TNT.

Both teams come into this matchup on long win streaks and will look to extend them with an elite victory.

Here are the odds for this marquee matchup.

Warriors vs. Suns Odds for November 30th

Warriors (+2.5)-108
Suns (-2.5)-112
Warriors to Win+120
Suns to Win-142
Over 219.5-110
Under 219.5-110

It’s not often you’ll see the Golden State Warriors as the underdog. This is the third time this season they are the underdog. Both of those came on the road and they took care of business both times.

Overall, Golden State is 15-4-1 against the spread.

The Phoenix Suns were the underdog in their last game against the Brooklyn Nets. Aside from that, they haven’t had a spread this close since November 12.

They haven’t had as much success as Golden State, going 11-9 against the spread.

Both teams seem to favor the under, especially the Warriors at 6-14. Phoenix is a little better at 9-11.

Golden State is dealing with a few injuries, so we could be heading for the under again.

Before we find out which side I’m going with, let’s break down each team.

Golden State Warriors Preview

The Golden State Warriors came into the season as one of the top contenders to win the NBA Finals. As we begin December, everyone is looking at the Warriors as the favorite to win it all.

They have been dominant this season with big win after big win. They have the best record in the NBA at 18-2.

What’s impressive about their success is their dominance over elite teams. Check out some of their best wins of the season.

  • @ Los Angeles Lakers: 121-114
  • Chicago Bulls: 119-93
  • @ Brooklyn Nets: 117-99
  • Philadelphia 76ers: 116-96
  • Portland Trail Blazers: 118-103
  • @Los Angeles Clippers: 105-90

It’s one thing to squeak out a win. It’s another thing to dominate playoff-caliber teams. By the way, those last three games are their most recent. Needless to say, they come into this matchup with plenty of momentum.

Of course, the driving force behind the Warriors success is Stephen Curry.

Curry has been unbelievable this season, averaging 28.6 points, 6.8 assists, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.8 steals. There’s also his 42.3 percent three-point shooting.

He was the MVP favorite at the beginning of November and he remains in the position in December.

While Curry has been doing it all this season, he still needs some help. He and the Warriors might be without a few players for this matchup.

Klay Thompson and James Wiseman continue to miss time, but the Warriors will likely be without Andre Iguodala. Damion Lee missed the Warriors last game due to personal reasons, and Draymond Green is day-to-day.

There’s no doubt that we’ll see Curry cooking. He has back-to-back games with over 30 points and six three-pointers. The biggest question is who will step up alongside Curry. Andrew Wiggins? Jordan Poole?

Phoenix Suns Preview

The Phoenix Suns surprised everyone last season by making the NBA Finals. Some questioned if they could replicate that success. Following a 1-3 start, those critics were feeling pretty good.

Since then, the Suns have rattled off 16 straight wins.

Phoenix has been firing on all cylinders with big wins over the Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Dallas Mavericks (2X), Denver Nuggets, and Brooklyn Nets.

There’s no doubt the Suns are among NBA Finals contenders.

Devin Booker is averaging 23.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 4.7 assists. Over the last three games, we’ve seen Booker heat up.

  • @ Cleveland Cavaliers: 35 points
  • @ New York Knicks: 32 points
  • @ Brooklyn Nets: 30 points

What’s so great about Booker is he rises to the occasion in big moments. Who can forget his monster performance in Game 6 of the Suns first-round playoff series last season?

One of the biggest reasons for the Suns success is their improvement on defense. Last season, their defense allowed 109.5 points. This season, that number is down to 105.0.

Chris Paul and DeAndre Ayton are the driving force behind their defense. Paul has been the Suns best defender with 2.0 steals per game. His defense will be vital towards slowing down Stephen Curry.

Ayton has done a great job manning the paint, pulling down a career-high 11.5 rebounds per game.

Unlike the Warriors, the Suns enter this game reasonably healthy. Frank Kaminsky recently suffered a knee injury that will hold him out for a while. Kaminsky was off to a great start, but the Suns have enough depth to withstand the injury.

Can Phoenix extend their win streak to 17 games? Let’s check out my pick for this thrilling matchup.

Warriors vs. Suns Pick

  • Suns to Win

This was a difficult choice because both teams are so good and have very few weaknesses. I thought about the stars in this game. The Phoenix Suns have two, while the Golden State Warriors have one.

I feel Chris Paul’s defense will be the difference-maker. He’ll be able to slow down Stephen Curry enough to give the Suns the advantage. It certainly doesn’t hurt that this game will be in Phoenix.

If you’d like another bet, I’m going with the over.

In a matchup between two elite teams, we usually see a lot of points on the board. I expect the same here as the teams go back and forth.

No matter which side you bet on, we all hope it’s an enjoyable game. Maybe we’re looking at a Western Conference Final preview.

The two teams will also play on Friday, so double the action.

Nicholas Sterling

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