Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Phoenix Suns - 10/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (0-1) at Oklahoma City Thunder (1-0)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns and Oklahoma City Thunder meet in a NBA game Friday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Phoenix Suns look for a bounce back performance after losing to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 94 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 51.2 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 18 points and five assists while Eric Bledsoe is averaging 16 points and six rebounds. T.J. Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Dragan Bender is grabbing two rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 25 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns haven’t started 0-2 since the 2011-12 season.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another victory after barely escaping the Philadelphia 76ers opening night. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 103 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 97 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 32 points and nine assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 17 points and 12 rebounds. Steven Adams is the third double-digit scorer and Ersan Ilyasova is grabbing five rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 27.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 53 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder hope to start 2-0 for the second straight NBA season.
The Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the over is 20-7 in the last 27 meetings.
The Phoenix Suns don't play much defense, but they have great guards and know how to put the ball in the hoop. OKC is still trying to find itself with Durant and Ibaka leaving, and that close game against the 76ers was alarming. This is a lot of points to give the Suns in this spot. I'll take the road team and the points here.