The Phoenix Suns (32-28) will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (28-30) in a Friday night game at the Footprint Center. As sports handicappers, we’ve analyzed the pre-game information, examined the odds and offered our NBA selections and forecasts.
So, without further ado, let’s delve into the details of the game.
The Thunder have not yet filed any injuries, while the Suns may be without F Kevin Durant, who is stretching his leg, and G Landry Shamet, whose foot is in doubt.
We predict the Suns will emerge victorious with a final score of 115-109 against the Thunder. This may not be a blowout win for the Suns, but we expect them to have a comfortable lead throughout the game.
The moneyline in this game is not lucrative for the Suns at 2.7 times the risk. Therefore, it may not be worth taking a chance with the moneyline.
Against The Spread:
We recommend betting against the spread, where the Thunder are +6.5 (-105). Oklahoma City has been profitable against the odds this year, with a 35-21-2 ATS record. They have also been performing well in their last few games, where they are 5-4-1 ATS in their previous ten games. The Suns’ lack of F Kevin Durant may make it easier for the Thunder to remain in the game. While Phoenix is only 4-6 ATS as a 5-7-point favourite, OKC is 9-5-1 ATS this season as a 5-7-point opponent.
We suggest taking the UNDER 230.5 (-108). In the last three games played by both teams, the Under is 5-0. Phoenix has a strong defense, placing fifth in the league regarding opponent points per game (111.3) and eighth in the opponent field goal percentage (46.7%). Moreover, in the Suns’ last eight games, after three or more days of recovery, the Under is 6-2. In their last 6 Friday games, the Under is also 5-1.
To summarize, we predict that the Suns will win with a final score of 115-109 against the Thunder. Betting against the spread with the Thunder at +6.5 (-105) may be a good option, and we suggest taking the UNDER 230.5 (-108) as the game’s total points. However, it may not be worth taking a risk with the moneyline.
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