Oklahoma City Thunder (22-17) at Phoenix Suns (15-26)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +8.5 -- Over/Under: 219 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns meet Sunday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another victory after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 104.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 24.8 points and 10.1 assists while Paul George is averaging 21 points and 5.4 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won six of their last seven road games.
The Phoenix Suns look for a big home victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 105.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.8 points and 4.3 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 19.6 points and 5.6 rebounds. Greg Monroe is the third double-digit scorer and Mike James is dishing 3.8 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have split their last six home games.
The Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Suns are 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss, 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Thunder are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix, the underdog is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings and the over is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings.
The Phoenix Suns are playing well enough to deserve a look with the points here, and the OKC Thunder still have one of those stinkers they like they throw in every once in a while. That's why I'm leaning with the over here. The Suns always score their fair share of points, and the Thunder should get whatever they want offensively in this game. This could be an up tempo game with a lot of points. Give me the over.