Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Phoenix Suns - 12/31/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (12-20) at Oklahoma City Thunder (21-10)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -14.5 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns pay a visit to the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena tonight.
The Suns will be looking to snap an ugly six-game losing streak tonight when they visit the Thunder, but they'll need to be better than they were in last night's 112-79 loss at San Antonio. Brandon Knight, TJ Warren and Tyson Chandler finished with 11 points each, but no other player finished in double figures as the Suns were always running uphill after falling behind by 32-12 after the first quarter. The Suns have now lost nine of their last 11 to fall to 12-22 on the season and 4-12 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Thunder have won 11 of their last 13 games and looked to be firing on all cylinders on offense in Tuesday's 131-123 win over the Bucks. Russell Westbrook led the scoring with 27 points while flirting with a triple double, Kevin Durant added 26 points and Enes Kanter had 23 off the bench as the Thunder won their second straight home game. With the win, Oklahoma City is now 22-10 on thes season and 15-4 at home.
In ATS trends, the Suns are 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall, while the Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games.
Head to head, the Suns are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in Oklahoma City and the over is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings.
This is a lot of points to be handing a Suns team that can be streaky, but the Thunder should win this one easily given the form that they've shown lately. The Suns looked poor last night and won't look much better against one of the hottest teams in the league.