Thunder vs. Suns Prediction & Odds
The Suns are laying 8 points to the Thunder in the second half of ESPN’s NBA double header on Friday night. Will Phoenix cover that number or is there a better bet on the board for this matchup?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
527 Oklahoma City Thunder (+8) at 528 Phoenix Suns (-8); o/u N/A
10:00 p.m. ET, Friday, February 24, 2023
Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
Thunder vs. Suns Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 61% of public bettors are currently backing the Suns when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Oklahoma City Thunder DFS Spin
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finished Wednesday's 133-96 win over the Rockets with 29 points (8-of-16 FGs, 13-of-15 FTs), two rebounds, six assists, and two blocks in 29 minutes. SGA did the job in three quarters Wednesday night, as the Thunder led by 38 points after 36 minutes. Headed to the All-Star Game for the first time in his career, Gilgeous-Alexander has cracked the top-5 in 9-cat, per-game value. While some fantasy managers may be fearful of SGA's minutes tapering off at some point later this season, that may not be an issue. Oklahoma City is headed into the All-Star break in 10th place in the West, leading Portland by one game in the loss column, Utah by two, and the Lakers by three.
Phoenix Suns DFS Spin
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Kevin Durant (right MCL sprain) is targeting a March 1 game against the Hornets to make his Suns debut. A few hours after ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported that Durant could be back in action as soon as Sunday, Charania reported that March 1 (next Wednesday) is the date being targeted by KD and the Suns. Regardless of which day it is, fantasy managers should assume that he'll be on some kind of minutes restriction early on. At that point, the next issue to address is who will be the fifth starter: Josh Okogie or Torrey Craig. It was reported before the break that matchups will determine that, which makes it difficult to zero in on either player as a pickup in fantasy. Okogie was the better performer of the two before the break.
Thunder vs. Suns NBA Betting Trends
Over is 6-2 in Thunder last 8 vs. a team with a winning straight up record
Under is 6-2 in Suns last 8 games playing on 3 or more days rest
Under is 5-1 in Suns last 6 Friday games
Thunder vs. Suns NBA Prediction:
The Thunder are 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games against the Suns, who are just 3-9 against the number in their last 12 games played on Friday. The Thunder are also 25-9-1 at the betting window in their last 35 road games versus a team with a winning home record and are 8-3-1 against the spread in their last 12 games versus a team with a winning record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER +8