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Thunder home to Suns in NBA betting action

Phoenix SunsOklahoma City Thunder
Dec 31, 8:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Phoenix Suns vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

11-20TEAM RECORD23-6

Oklahoma City will look to improve on its 23-6 record on Monday when they host Phoenix in NBA odds action at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Suns will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 13-17-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Thunder are 16-11-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Phoenix is 15-16 on the totals; Oklahoma City is 14-14-1.

View Phoenix vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Suns listed as 12.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 202 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Thunder, currently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Suns, who rate No. 29 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 109-97 victory for the Thunder.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 8-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 27-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 11 in the league with 7.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 20 with 6.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, giving up 106.1 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

The Suns were a 111-107 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Timberwolves. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (218) made winners of OVER bettors. Luis Scola chucked in 33 points for Phoenix on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 111-107 at Target Center.

In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 124-94 winner on the road against the Rockets. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (218) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Oklahoma City cruised to victory on Saturday, running Houston out of the gym and running up a 124-94 score at Toyota Center.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a loss are 1-9

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Brooklyn are 5-5
After playing Houston are 10-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Suns at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix's last 10 games
Phoenix is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
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 at home
Oklahoma City is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games when playing Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 2
Oklahoma City home to Brooklyn, Wednesday, January 2