Thunder battle vs Suns highlights NBA odds

Phoenix SunsOklahoma City Thunder
Feb 8, 8:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Phoenix Suns vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

17-33TEAM RECORD37-12

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.

View Phoenix vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Thunder in this one found them as 13.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada, 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.

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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

Next up:
Phoenix home to Oklahoma City, Sunday, February 10
Oklahoma City at Phoenix, Sunday, February 10

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