Oklahoma City Thunder (43-26) at Phoenix Suns (31-39)
NBA Basketball: Monday, August 10, 2020 at 2:30 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -3 -- Over/Under: 225 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns meet Monday in NBA action at the HP Field House.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.1 points and six rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19 points and two assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 6.7 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns look to improve their playoff odds while building on their five-game winning streak. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 113 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26.4 points and 6.6 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 18.9 points and 11.7 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 8.7 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 83.2 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.
The Thunder are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Phoenix and 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Phoenix.
This is a quick turnaround for an OKC team that played yesterday and it doesn't help that Steven Adams is questionable with a leg injury. The Phoenix Suns are the only undefeated team in the NBA bubble, and they need to keep winning to give themselves a shot at a playoff spot. This is easily some of the best basketball the Suns have played in quite some time, and Booker appears to be a guy on a mission to keep the train moving. With the rest advantage and being in a more desperate situation, the Suns should get the job done despite losing eight straight against the Thunder.
I'll lay the bucket.