Thunder vs. Suns Pick

NBA Predictions: Are Thunder going to race past Suns? 1/7/18

Are the Oklahoma City Thunder a strong play despite being a fairly big road favorite tonight at the Phoenix Suns? Tip-off is at 8PM ET.

Who Oddsmakers Like: According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Thunder are an 8.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 219 points. The spread and total have remained steady since they opened.

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Who the Public Likes: As of Sunday afternoon, 61 percent of public bets have sided with Oklahoma City.

Injury Report: Alex Abrines is questionable for the Thunder with a groin strain. Andre Roberson is out with knee tendinitis. For the Suns, Jared Dudley has missed the last three games with an illness and is questionable today. Isaiah Canaan is questionable with a hamstring strain. TJ Warren missed the last game with an illness and is questionable. Davon Reed is out until at least mid-January after surgery to repair a torn meniscus. Alan Williams is recovering from meniscus surgery and out until at least late March. Brandon Knight is out for the season with a torn ACL.

Who the Trends Like: Oklahoma City is 2-5 ATS in its last seven meetings in Phoenix. The over is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings and 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Phoenix. 

Who We Like: The Thunder are starting to hum along, winning eight of their last 10 and averaging 130 points in their last two wins on the road against the Lakers and Clippers. Phoenix, meanwhile, has lost three of its last four games by at least 13 points. The Suns actually have a worse record at home (7-14) than on the road (8-12) this season. Bet on OKC to roll to a win tonight.

NBA DAILY PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER -8.5

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