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Suns visit Thunder in hoops battle

Phoenix SunsOklahoma City Thunder
March 6, 7:00 PM | Ford Center

Phoenix Suns vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

32-28TEAM RECORD38-22

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Phoenix when they hit take on the Thunder on Sunday in pro hoops betting action.

The Thunder are 38-22 so far on the season, and 31-29 ATS vs. the number. The Suns, meanwhile, are 32-28 and 28-31-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oklahoma City go 35-25 and the Suns go 31-29 on the totals.

View Phoenix vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Suns are listed as 6-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 212.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Thunder, currently No. 10 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Suns, who rate No. 18 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 107-104 victory for the Thunder.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 5-ranked offense (104.4 PPG) against a Suns defense that ranks No. 25 at 105 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 45.9% from the field per game, less than the Suns have managed so far this season (47.2% on average).

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 106.3 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 102-88 winner on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 3–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (190) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Phoenix earned a 102-88 victory over Milwaukee on Friday, getting 20 points from Mickael Pietrus at Bradley Center.

Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 111-104 winner as they battled the Hawks on the road. The Thunder covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 215 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kevin Durant scored 29 points for Oklahoma City on Friday, leading the Thunder to a 111-104 victory over Atlanta at Philips Arena.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Suns at Thunder trends to consider:
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Oklahoma City is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Oklahoma City's last 22 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games

Next up:
Phoenix home to Houston, Tuesday, March 8
Oklahoma City at Memphis, Monday, March 7

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