Suns at Thunder - 11/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (3-3) at Oklahoma City Thunder (3-3)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -9 -- Over/Under: 212 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, FSOK
The Phoenix Suns and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Sunday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Phoenix Suns need this road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 102 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 98.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 20.8 points and 5.3 assists while Brandon Knight is averaging 18.5 points and five assists. Tyson Chandler is grabbing 11.3 rebounds and Markieff Morris is dishing 1.7 assists. The Phoenix Suns are grabbing 49.7 rebounds per game and are coming away with 9.5 steals. The concerns with the Suns is that they’re allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are shooting under 70 percent from the free throw line. The Suns have lost seven of their last eight road games.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win to also get a game above a .500 record. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 111.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.8 points and 6.2 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.2 points and 10.5 assists. Enes Kanter is grabbing 9.7 rebounds and D.J. Augustin is dishing 2.7 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and are getting 80.3 points from their starters. On the flipside, the OKC Thunder have allowed 100-plus points in eight of their last 10 games. The Thunder have won 10 of their last 14 home games.
The Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 18-8 ATS in their last 26 Sunday games. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Suns are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Both of these teams are offensive minded, and the Suns are allowing teams to make deep shots left and right. I don't like the high spread with these two teams, which is why I'm siding with the over.