Oklahoma City favored by 7.5 against Phoenix on Monday
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Phoenix Suns Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Oklahoma City when they hit take on the Suns on Monday in pro hoops betting action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Suns are 13-26 so far on the season, and 16-22-1 ATS vs. the number. The Thunder, meanwhile, are 29-8 and 21-13-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Phoenix go 17-22 and the Thunder go 17-18-2 on the totals.
For bettors going with the Suns in this one, they were listed earlier as 7.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 202 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Suns at No. 29 and the Thunder at No. 1 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 108-95 result in favor of the Thunder.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 95.5 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 8 at 96.1 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, less than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 47.8% per game.
Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.9 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.
Oklahoma City won its last outing, an 87-83 result against the Trail Blazers on January 13. The Thunder earned a push in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 170 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Kevin Durant poured in 33 points for Oklahoma City on Sunday, as they defeated Portland 87-83 at Rose Garden.
Phoenix won its last outing, a 97-81 result against the Bulls on January 12. The Suns covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 178 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Luis Scola scored 22 points leading the Suns to a 97-81 victory over Chicago at United Center on Saturday.
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Denver are 6-4
After playing Portland are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 9-1
After a win are 4-6
A few Thunder at Suns trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 8 games when playing Phoenix
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 8 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Phoenix's last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City home to Denver, Wednesday, January 16
Phoenix home to Milwaukee, Thursday, January 17