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Suns vs Warriors Odds, Spread & Predictions (Jan. 10)

Quinn Allen

by Quinn Allen in NBA Basketball

Jan 9, 2023 · 10:45 PM PST

Klay Thompson on the court
Jan 4, 2023; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) celebrates after scoring a three point basket, leaving one second on the clock during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Suns head to the Bay Area to face the Warriors on Tuesday
  • Phoenix is currently without Devin Booker and Chris Paul
  • The odds, preview, and Suns vs Warriors prediction can be found below

The struggling Phoenix Suns (20-21, 6-14 away) will be looking to end their brutal six-game losing skid on Tuesday against a West rival in the Golden State Warriors (20-20, 17-4 home) at the Chase Center. The tip-off is scheduled for 10 PM ET on TNT. Read on for the Suns vs Warriors prediction.

The Suns fell by 14 points to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday and have won just one of their last 10 games, dropping below .500 in the process. The Dubs were also humbled on Saturday. The Orlando Magic beat them at home.

Suns vs Warriors Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Phoenix Suns +10 (-110) +400 OFF
Golden State Warriors -10 (-110) -500 OFF

Odds as of January 9th at DraftKings. Get this week’s DraftKings promo code

The Warriors are a 10-point favorite with whopping moneyline odds of -500. The Suns come back at +400, with numerous players missing.

 

 

Suns Couldn’t Be More Depleted

Things are certainly not going to plan for the Suns, who were considered a contender to come out of the Western Conference. While inconsistent play has been a big reason for their struggles, injuries continue to pile in.

Booker will not be in Tuesday’s NBA lineups due to a groin injury, but that’s not it. For Tuesday’s matchup, Chris Paul (hip), Cam Johnson (knee surgery rehab), and Cameron Payne (foot) are all sidelined. Deandre Ayton is also nursing an ankle sprain and could very well be unavailable, too. Lastly, Landry Shamet and Torrey Craig are questionable. In a nutshell, Phoenix is extremely shorthanded. Basically, it’s time for Mikal Bridges to step up in a big way.

The loss to Cleveland actually saw an unlikely leading catalyst as Duane Washington scored a team-high 25 points off the bench. The guard could definitely help Phoenix pull off a surprise victory here with another big performance. And if the Suns can shoot 54% from deep again as they did against the Cavs, perhaps the depleted rotation can give Golden State a run for its money.

Dubs Set For Curry Boost

While Golden State just fell to one of the worst teams in the Association, not all is lost. Steve Kerr’s squad gets a massive boost Tuesday as Stephen Curry is probable to return from a near-month absence due to a shoulder injury. The Warriors have actually managed to stay afloat without him, going 6-5 since he went on the shelf.

That being said, they will be hoping to end a two-game losing streak Tuesday. James Wiseman and Jonathan Kuminga are out, but the rest of the squad is ready to roll. On Saturday, Anthony Lamb dropped a team-high 26 points, while Jordan Poole added 21. Overall it was a forgettable night for the Dubs though, shooting a poor 31% from deep and getting absolutely dominated down low, with the Magic outscoring them 52-26 in the paint.

That was just Golden State’s fourth defeat at home in 2022-23. 17 of their wins have come in front of the Dubs faithful and with the Suns roster looking anemic at the moment, Kerr’s group should be confident about snatching a victory in Curry’s return.

Suns vs Warriors Prediction

Whether Curry actually plays or not, which seems likely, this is an obvious pick. Phoenix has basically no one. Golden State should cruise in the Bay Area.

Pick: Warriors -10 (-110)

 

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