Oklahoma City Thunder (20-27) at Phoenix Suns (33-14)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 10:00 pm (PHX Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -12 -- Over/Under: 220 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns meet Friday in NBA action at the PHX Arena.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 106.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 23.7 points and 4.7 rebounds while Luguentz Dort is averaging 12.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. Darius Bazley is the third double-digit scorer and Ty Jerome is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns look for a win after winning seven of their last eight games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 113.7 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 25.5 points and 4.5 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 15.9 points and 4.6 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is dishing 2.3 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 83.2 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Thunder are 36-17 ATS in their last 53 games as a road underdog and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Suns are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 home games and 39-16 ATS in their last 55 games overall. The under is 7-1 in Thunder last 8 road games. The under is 4-1 in Suns last 5 Friday games. The Thunder are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Phoenix and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are finding ways to compete and they're 15-8 against the spread on the road this season, but they're simply a banged up basketball team and not one I want to back against some of the leagues elite. The Phoenix Suns are just a consistent team that wins and covers numbers better than any team in the league. The Suns are 31-16 against the spread on the season and 16-9 against the spread at home. The Suns are just one of those teams you back and watch the money pile up. Big number, but I don't care.