Thunder vs. Suns Prediction
Can the Oklahoma City Thunder go on the road and find their way past the Phoenix Suns when the two meet up at 9PM ET?
509 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. 510 Phoenix Suns
Friday, January 31, 2020
9PM ET – Talking Stick Resort Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Thunder is the slim favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -1 point against the Suns. The over/under total for the game is listed at 222.5 points. The public betting currently has 86 percent going on the Thunder as the slight road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Thunder bounce back
After a 107-97 loss at home to Dallas earlier in the week, Oklahoma City bounced back on Wednesday with a 120-100 victory against Sacramento. The Thunder are 29-20 on the season, 14-10 on the road, 33-16 against the spread and 25-24 with the under.
Oklahoma City is putting up 110.5 points per game on offense this season while shooting 47.1 percent from the field. Defensively, OKC is giving up 107.9 points per game while opponents shoot 45.6 percent from the floor. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is leading the team with 19.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per contest. Danilo Gallinari is adding 19.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per contest.
Suns looking to build momentum
Phoenix is coming off a 133-104 win at Dallas on Tuesday night. The Suns haven’t been able to sustain winning for long stretches this season, but they have won two of their last three. The Suns are 20-27 on the season, 9-16 at home, 24-22-1 against the spread and 25-22 with the over.
The Suns are putting up 113.1 points per game on offense while shooting 46.3 percent from the field. Defensively, Phoenix is giving up 113.5 points per game while opponents are shooting 47.3 percent from the floor. The Suns are being led by Devin Booker, who is averaging 27.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 6.4 assists per contest. Deandre Ayton is adding 17.9 points and 11.9 rebounds per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Thunder are 20-6 against the spread in their last 26 road games and 18-6 ATS in their last 24 games playing on 1 day of rest.
The Suns are 0-6 against the spread in their last six home games, but 7-2 ATS in their last nine games as an underdog.
Oklahoma City won the first meeting with Phoenix at home, 126-108. The Thunder have won seven straight against the Suns, going 6-1 against the spread. The Suns are an interesting team. They have raised their game against some big opponents while falling short against poor teams. The Thunder have been playing good basketball as of late, seeing an uptick in offensive performance. I think their defensive ability will be the difference tonight. They should keep Phoenix from catching fire and control the tempo. That should open the door for OKC to cover as a road favorite.
NBA Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder -1