NBA Scoring Prop Bets: Golden State Warriors at Phoenix Suns

Eric Bledsoe is off to a slow start and missed all seven of his threes last outing.
Eric Bledsoe is off to a slow start and missed all seven of his threes last outing.

The Golden State Warriors travel to face the Phoenix Suns at 6 PM (Central), and the game should be a high scoring affair with an over/under set at 226.

The Warriors are 12-point favorites in the game, but the Suns have a nice three-guard rotation that will be worth watching battle against “The Splash Brothers.”

Let us take a look at the stars’ over/unders for scoring in this game:

Eric Bledsoe over/under 17.5 points

Eric Bledsoe has averaged 16.5 points through Phoenix’s first two games. He shot 5 of 11 from the floor in the opening night loss to the Sacramento Kings and was 6 of 16 in the loss to the OKC Thunder on Friday night. He missed all seven threes against OKC. Bledsoe is cold, and he is not exactly off to a fast start, so we’re going to assume the UNDER makes the right choice here.

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Devin Booker over/under 18.5 points

Devin Booker is averaging 19.5 points per game through The Suns’ first two contests, but he is shooting just 18.2 percent from three-point range on 5.5 attempts per game. He averaged nearly 14 points per game last season as a rookie while shooting 33.7 percent from three, but his marksmanship thus far is worrisome.

Even so, the Suns are going to go to him plenty. He has attempted 37 field goals already this season and has got to the line for 10 free throws, too. Just for usage facts alone, we like the OVER on Booker. He is a bit cold, but the Suns will work him plenty against Klay Thompson, perhaps their only positional advantage over the Warriors, and it is still pushing it (as a comparison).

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Stephen Curry over/under 26.5 points

PUSH. Stephen Curry got hot in the second half against the New Orleans Pelicans, but he is not off to a hot start at all. Curry is averaging 24.5 points and 5.5 assists per game while equating to a very humble PER of just 18.2. Of course, Curry is capable of going fully bonkers at any point. The nature of his st

Klay Thompson over/under 19.5 points

Klay Thompson is averaging right at this 19.5 point mark through two games. But he has been efficient. Thompson is shooting 47.1 percent from the field, despite knocking down just 20 percent of his triples. The fact he has been hitting this mark while struggling from the arc seems to indicate that Klay is due for a big game. We like the OVER.

Kevin Durant over/under 27 points

OVER. Kevin Durant leads the Warriors at 28.5 points per game, and he has been even more efficient than ever before in his career. Durant is shooting 54.1 percent from the field, though he, like Curry and Thompson, is struggling with the triple (just 1 of 6 on the season).

Nevertheless, Durant is getting 18.5 attempts per game, and if that holds he seems like a good bet to go over. This should be a high enough scoring affair to give both Thompson and Durant the ability to have huge games, while of course it is not impossible that all the Warriors just go off in a lopsided blowout. A 12-point spread certainly does little to preclude that possibility.

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