Thunder vs. Suns Prediction

Thunder a good bet to cover as road favorite vs. Suns? NBA Picks 3/3/17

Are the Thunder a good bet to cover the spread as a road favorite versus the Suns tonight at 9:00PM ET with both teams playing on no rest?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Suns are now 4.5-point home underdogs versus the Thunder after opening as a 3.5-point dog. As for the total, the number hit the board at 225 and that's where it currently sits.

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The Thunder enter play tonight having won six of their last 10 games and covering seven of their last 10, but did lose last night in Portland as a 1-point favorite. They're 34-26 against the spread overall this season, but just 13-17 against the number on the road.

The Suns upset the Hornets last night as a small home underdog but are still just 3-7 over their last 10 games and 5-5 against the spread over that stretch. They're 30-30 against the number on the season, which includes a 14-13 ATS mark at home.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Thunder have been a great bet in Phoenix, covering in eight of their last 11 games agianst the Suns on the road. They've also covered in four of their last five games, are 8-3 against the number in their last 11 games versus Western Conference opponents and have cashed in 16 of their last 21 games versus a team with a losing record. The Suns, meanwhile, have failed to cover in 27 of their last 36 games coming off a win and are winless at the betting window at 0-5 in their last five games against an opponent with a winning record.

 

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