Planning on watching today’s Thunder and Suns game? Catch the action at Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ, as the Suns hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on AZFa. The over/under for this game is set at 235 points, and the Suns are the home favorites against the Thunder in a Western conference matchup.
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER VS PHOENIX SUNS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Phoenix Suns -3
This game will be played at Footprint Center at 8:00 ET on Sunday, November 12th.
WHY BET THE PHOENIX SUNS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-111 in favor of the Suns.
- Our projections have Devin Booker finishing with Devin Booker points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Suns finishing with a field goal percentage of 53.1% and knocking down 12 threes.
Will Oklahoma City Come Through as Road Underdogs?
The Thunder are entering today’s matchup with the goal of not dropping to .500, given their current record of 5-4 over nine games. The Western Conference sees the Thunder currently at 6th, and in the Northwest division, they are 3rd.
Oklahoma City has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 6-3 against the spread. Oklahoma City has gone 2-2 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 4-1 when playing as underdogs.
Compared to their season average of 116.4 points per game, the Thunder struggled in their previous game. Against the Kings, the Thunder scored 98 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.8%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 28.8 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Jalen Williams brings a PPG average of 16.4 into the game.
At present, the Thunder’s defense is ranked 21st, allowing 115.8 points per game.
The Thunder defense is coming off a game in which they held the Kings offense to just 44.8% shooting. Overall, they gave up 105 points to Sacramento.
Can the Suns Hold Strong at Home?
The Suns can return to .500 with a win over the Thunder, given their current overall season record of 4-5. The team is currently 9th in the Western Conference, and they are also 4th in the Pacific division.
So far, Phoenix is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 4-5. The Suns have experienced a two game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 2-1 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.
Coming off their recent game, the Suns offense tallied 119 points in a matchup against the Lakers. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44.7%, and they made 15 threes. Kevin Durant is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 30.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Eric Gordon brings a PPG average of 13.6 into the game.
Phoenix’s defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 112.2 points per game.
On two point field goal attempts, the Suns’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 51.7% and allowing 35.3% from beyond the arc.