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NBA Game Preview - Suns underdogs vs Thunder at Phoenix

Oklahoma City ThunderPhoenix Suns
Feb 10, 8:00 PM | US Airways Center

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Phoenix Suns Odds

38-12TEAM RECORD17-34

The Suns will be trying to slam the Thunder on Sunday when the teams tip off at US Airways Center in NBA betting action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Suns currently sports a record of 17-34, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 20-29-2 ATS. The Thunder are 38-12 and 29-18-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Suns post a 23-27-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Thunder have gone 25-23-2 against the number.

View Oklahoma City vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Thunder before tip-off in this one found them as 8-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 207 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Suns, currently No. 28 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Thunder, who rate No. 2 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 109-95 victory for the Thunder.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 95.4 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 15 at 97.4 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, less than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 48.2% per game.

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, giving up 99 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

Phoenix lost its last outing, a 127-96 result against the Thunder on February 8. The Suns failed to cover in that game as a 14-point underdog, while the 223 combined points took the game OVER the total. Phoenix was run off the court by the Thunder on Friday as Oklahoma City blasted them 127-96 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Utah are 7-3
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After playing Oklahoma City are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Thunder at Suns trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Phoenix's last 10 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Phoenix's last 18 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Utah, Tuesday, February 12
Phoenix at LA Lakers, Tuesday, February 12