Pointspread favors Thunder in battle with Suns

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April 18, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Phoenix Suns Odds

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The Suns will be trying to slam the Thunder on Wednesday when the teams tip off at US Airways Center in NBA betting action.

The Thunder will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 33-28 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Suns are 33-28 ATS. Oklahoma City is 29-32 against the total, while Phoenix is 24-35-2 versus the number.

View Oklahoma City vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Phoenix opened as 4-point underdogs, while the NBA total was set at 207 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Suns - Thunder odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power ranks. Phoenix is rated No. 20 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Thunder sit at No. 2. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 105-99 win for the Thunder.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 98.4 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 17 at 96.4 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 46% so far, less than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 47.2% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Thunder own the league's No. 17-rated mark, allowing 97.2 points per game when on the road. Phoenix, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in home scoring.

Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 92-77 loser as they battled the Clippers on the road. The Thunder failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 169 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Thunder endured a 92-77 loss at the hands of the Clippers on Monday, despite a 24-point effort from Kevin Durant at STAPLES Center.

Phoenix won its last outing, a 125-107 result against the Trail Blazers on April 16. The Suns covered in that game as a 11.5-point favorite, while the 232 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Suns got a 20-point performance from Marcin Gortat, who added 10 rebounds as Phoenix ran past Portland 125-107 on Monday at US Airways Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Sacramento are 7-3
After playing LA Clippers are 9-1
After a loss are 8-2

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After playing Portland are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

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 5 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oklahoma City's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Sacramento, Friday, April 20
Phoenix home to LA Clippers, Thursday, April 19

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