Phoenix set to host Durant and Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder will be looking to avenge the loss they picked up in their last meeting with the Phoenix Suns when those teams battle on the hardwood on Sunday night.
Phoenix topped Oklahoma City 128-122 as a 6-point underdog at home on the NBA betting lines in the last matchup between the two teams on March 6. The OVER has paid out for totals bettors in four of the last six games between the two teams.
The Thunder will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 40-33-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Suns are 47-26-3 ATS. Oklahoma City is 38-37 against the total, while Phoenix is 37-37-2 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
This game matches up the No. 10 (Suns) and the No. 6 (Thunder) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 102-98 result in favor of the Thunder is predicted by handicapping models.
In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 111-107 loser on the road against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (218) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Thunder got a 28-point performance from Kevin Durant, who added 12 rebounds, but Houston still ran past Oklahoma City 111-107 on Friday at Toyota Center.
The Suns were a 109-93 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (202) made winners of UNDER bettors. Phoenix got 32 points from Gerald Green en route to a 109-93 victory over Portland on Friday at Moda Center.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 12-rated squad against Oklahoma City's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 3 in the league with 9.41 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 8.16 per outing.
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Phoenix at New Orleans, Wednesday, April 9th