Suns vs. Thunder - 3/29/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (41-32) at Phoenix Suns (38-35)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +2 -- Over/Under: 215 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, FSAZ, NBATV
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns meet Sunday night at the US Airways Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, the Thunder are averaging 103.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 101 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.3 points and 8.7 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 17.6 points and 10.8 rebounds. Dion Waiters is shooting 39 percent from the field and Anthony Morrow is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder look to snap a two-game skid and get that much closer to clinching the last playoff spot. OKC is coming off a Saturday loss to the Utah Jazz, a game in which they turned the ball over 23 times and shot just 42.5 percent from the field.
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The Phoenix Suns also look for a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, the Suns are averaging 103.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting and are allowing 103.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 17.3 points and six assists while Markieff Morris is averaging 15.5 points and six rebounds. Gerald Green is dishing 1.3 assists and Marcus Morris is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns really need this game if they have any hope of sneaking back into the playoff race. The Suns are shooting just 43.3 percent in their last five games and have lost eight of their last 10 games when scoring less than 100 points. Marcus Thornton and Brandon Knight are questionable with injuries.
The Thunder are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 vs. Western Conference. The Suns are 17-7 ATS in their last 24 Sunday games. The Thunder are 15-7 ATS in the last 22 meetings in Phoenix and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Suns are at home, need this win in the worst way and are catching a slumping Thunder team on the end of a back-to-back. I like the home team and the free bucket in this spot, as this might as well be an elimination game for the Suns if they lose.