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Suns vs. Thunder in NBA Betting

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be in action on the NBA betting board on Saturday night as they play host to the Phoenix Suns.

The Thunder are on a three-game winning streak against the Suns, going 2-1 ATS in those three contests. The Suns and Thunder have played to an OVER result in eight of their past 10 meetings.

View Phoenix vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Thunder sat as 13-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 198.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Thunder) and the No. 21 (Suns) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 97-91 result in favor of the Thunder is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 20-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 5 in the league with 7.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 with 4.7 per outing.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 78 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

Phoenix won its last outing, a 93-78 result against the Hornets on December 30. The Suns covered in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 171 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Hakim Warrick scored 18 points leading the Suns to a 93-78 victory over New Orleans at New Orleans Arena on Friday.

In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 104-102 winner at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (206) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Dallas was victimized by Kevin Durant for 30 points as the Thunder defeated the Mavericks 104-102 in NBA action on Thursday.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing New Orleans are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Suns at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games when playing Phoenix
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix home to Golden State, Monday, January 2
Oklahoma City at Dallas, Monday, January 2

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