Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Thunder and Suns. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on AZFa, and it’s hosted by the Suns at Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ. Get ready to place your bets! This Western conference matchup has an over/under of 235 points, and the Suns are favored to win at home vs. the Thunder.
The Thunder will face the Suns bringing in an overall record of 5-4 and a 2-1 record over their previous three games. Throughout their nine games, the Thunder have posted a 0-4 record against Western Conference opponents, while going 5-0 in non-conference matchups.
Against the spread, Oklahoma City are currently above .500, at 6-3 ATS. This season, Oklahoma City has a 2-2 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 4-1 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%. In terms of offense, the Thunder have a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, putting them 3rd in the NBA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 4th in percentage and 19th in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Thunder’s defense is positioned 21st in the NBA, permitting 115.8 points per game.
Most recently, the Thunder’s defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 105 points to the Kings.
Today, the Suns are entering the action with an overall record of 4-5 and have achieved a 0-3 record over their last three games. This season, when playing on the road, the Suns have a 3-2 record, while their record at home is 1-3.
Phoenix comes in with an overall ATS record of 4-5 so far this season. The Suns have experienced a two game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 2-1 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.
In their recent matchup, the Suns offense ended with 119 points against the Lakers. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44.7% and made 15 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Kevin Durant with 38 points. Bradley Beal also added 24 points for the Suns.
The Suns’ defense is presently ranked 13th in the league, allowing an average of 112.2 points per contest.
The Phoenix defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.3% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 45.8% of their field goal attempts vs. Phoenix.
Heading into this season, the Thunder are coming off a year in which they had a record of 1-3 against the Phoenix Suns during the 2022-2023 NBA season. The games between the two teams had a combined scoring average of 240.5 points. Similarly, the Thunder had an ATS record of 1-3 against the Suns during that season.
Last season, the Thunder and Suns did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Suns have the leg up at 2-1. The Suns also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 240 points per game leading to an over/under record of 3-0. As the host vs. the Thunder, the Suns have gone 1-2 vs the spread.
How to Bet Suns vs. Thunder in Arizona
For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Suns to secure the win, with an expected final score of 115-111. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -3. As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 235, and our model projects the Thunder and Suns to reach a combined total of 226 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Suns -3
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Under 235