Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns odds, picks, predictions: Who wins NBA game Tuesday?

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic

The Golden State Warriors (18-2) and Phoenix Suns (17-3) face off in a clash of the two teams with the best records in the NBA on Tuesday night at Footprint Center in Phoenix.

The game is scheduled for 8 p.m. MST and can be seen on TNT.

Who will win the game?

Check out these odds, picks, and predictions for the contest.

The Suns are a 2.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.

The Suns are -135 on the money line and the Warriors are +110.

The over/under for the game is set at 221.5 points.

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USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire: Suns 116, Warriors 111

Geoff Clark writes: "BET the SUNS (-135) since they are playing on their home floor and Phoenix has much better ball security. For instance, G Chris Paul is a consummate floor general and the Suns are eighth in turnover rate. Poor ball security plays right into CP3’s strengths. Paul will be able to dictate the pace of this game and get his players into advantageous positions. CP3 has also been one of the better defenders of Curry historically. Curry hasn’t scored 30 points in his last nine games against CP3 and has been held below 44.4% shooting in six of those games. Golden State can get a little clumsy with all of its off-the-ball movement and the Warriors have the fourth-worst turnover rate in the Association. Also, Golden State is 24th in points off of turnovers allowed per game. Both teams also get out in transition at a top-eight frequency but Phoenix has better offensive and defensive efficiency in transition."

CBS Sports: Take Suns vs. Warriors in game at home

Sam Quinn writes: "This is probably a cop out, but don't overthink this one. The Warriors and Suns play twice this week. Each team gets to host the other once. At the level these teams are playing at, both should likely be favored in their own building. Neither has displayed any discernible regular-season weakness for the other to exploit in this setting, and both will likely need the tape from these battles to find holes they can exploit in later postseason matchups. For now, just take the home team and enjoy the ride."

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Clutch Points: Take the Warriors with the points against Suns

Zach Hood writes: "Take the Warriors and the points. Phoenix has to lose at some point, so why not to the team that no one else can beat. This game is going to be a huge measuring stick for each side, and will be the night cap of the TNT double-header on Tuesday. Take Curry and the Warriors to take care of business on Tuesday."

Sports Chat Place: Take the Warriors with the points vs. Suns

Randy Chambers writes: "The Phoenix Suns deserve to be favorites considering they’ve won 16 straight games, and they’re at home, where they win by an average of 7.6 points. However, the Warriors have been just as good this season, and they’ve had no trouble winning on the road, where they win by an average of 9.3 points. This is simply the two hottest teams in the league, and whoever was getting points was the side I was going to be on. Give me the Warriors and the free bucket."

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Sports Betting Dime: Take Warriors to beat Suns

Quinn Allen writes: "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."

Odds Shark: Warriors 108.6, Suns 106.6

The site predicts that Golden State will win and cover the spread against the Suns in Tuesday's game.

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Draft Kings: Go with the Warriors with the points against the Suns

Ryan Sanders writes: "This is a tough one no matter which way you look at it. The league’s two best teams will go head-to-head to see who is truly the league’s best at the moment. Both teams have top-tier talent while we’ll see the likes of Devin Booker, Chris Paul, Stephen Curry, and Draymond Green all on the floor at the same time. The Suns are riding an amazing 16-game winning streak after starting the season off 1-3 through their first four outings.  When it comes down to it, though, nobody in the league is playing quite like the Dubs have been through this first stretch of the season. They’re allowing a league-best 100.4 points per game from opponents so far this season, while dropping that number down to 96.3 through their last three games. Phoenix has an explosive offense, but they haven’t run into a defense quite as solid as Golden State’s. Not only is their defense the best in the league, but the Warriors have also been averaging 114 points scored per game, being only outdone by Charlotte who clock in at 114.4. It’ll be a battle from start to finish, and will likely be a very close result, but I think the Dubs get it done in the end and snap the Suns’ winning streak."

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