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Phoenix Suns vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
The Thunder will hit the floor running against the visiting Phoenix Suns on Friday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Thunder currently sports a record of 37-12, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 28-18-3 ATS. The Suns are 17-33 and 20-28-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Thunder post a 24-23-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Suns have gone 22-27-1 against the number.
Bettors looking to side with the Thunder in this one found them as 13.5-point favorites earlier at , while the total had been sitting in the area of 202 at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Thunder - Suns odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power ranks. Oklahoma City is rated No. 2 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Suns sit at No. 28. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 108-95 win for the Thunder.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Suns rank No. 25 in the league with 40.6 per game. That compares with Oklahoma City’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oklahoma City is the NBA’s No. 9-ranked team at 7.6 per game, while the Suns rate No. 26 with 5.7 per contest.
Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.5 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.
Phoenix lost its last outing, a 93-84 result against the Hornets on February 6. The Suns failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 177 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Marcin Gortat scored 14 points in a failed effort to lead the Suns to victory (they lost 93-84 to New Orleans at New Orleans Arena on Wednesday).
Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 119-98 result against the Warriors on February 6. The Thunder covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite, while the 217 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Thunder blew out Golden State on Wednesday, running up the score in a 119-98 win at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing New Orleans are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Phoenix are 8-2
After playing Golden State are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Suns at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 9 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
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 at home against Phoenix
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Phoenix home to Oklahoma City, Sunday, February 10
Oklahoma City at Phoenix, Sunday, February 10