Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Phoenix Suns basketball betting lines online preview
Time: 10:10 PM
Venue: Talking Stick Resort
Sportsbook NBA games betting odds:
Thunder -8 (-110) 227½ (-110) -365
Suns +8 (-110) 227½ (-110) +305
Previous game: Russell Westbrook nailed a game-winning trey and the Thunder held off Memphis 103-100 on Wednesday, head coach Billy Donovan’s 100th win with Oklahoma. The Thunder cemented its place as the sixth seed in the West with a 3½ game advantage over the Grizzlies.
Key players: Westbrook was one rebound shy of breaking a triple-double tie with Oscar Robertson but nonetheless scored 45 points and delivered 10 assists, and shot 14 of 25 from the floor, and 8 of 13 from beyond the arc. “He’s the MVP hands down,” Memphis forward Zach Randolph said. “They can give him that award now.” Well, if you put it like that. Guard Victor Oladipo has scored at least 13 points in five straight games.
Recent form: The Thunder has won 10 of their last 14 games – including the last two straight – and five of their last six on the road, as well as six of their last seven games against the Suns.
NBA games betting odds trends: Oklahoma has covered the spread in four if the last six road games, and in 17 of the last 25 visits to Phoenix. The basketball betting online total has gone under in four of Oklahoma’s last six games and over in five of the last six games versus the Suns.
Previous game: The Suns became the Warriors 65th win of the season – allowing the Dubs to clinch the best record in the NBA once again – when they lost to Golden State 111-120 on Wednesday.
Key players: Devin Booker has assumed leadership of the sinking ship ever since Eric Bledsoe was shut down for the remainder of the season on March 15th. Booker has posted 30.5 points per game in the last 10 contests, compared to his season average of 21.9 PPG. Also, the guard handled the ball better in the loss to GS, turning it over only twice – a marked improvement from eight TOs against the Rockets on Sunday.
Recent form: In stark contrast with the Warriors, the Suns tied a franchise-worst 13-game losing streak and have the worst record in the Western Conference and second worst in the league. Those 13 losses include the last five at home. Moreover, Phoenix has lost eight of their last 12 games hosting the Thunder.
NBA games betting odds trends: The Suns have covered in only four of their last 13 games and in just two of their last seven home games. Phoenix has a better ATS record in the last six home games versus Oklahoma, going 4-2 (but only 8-17 in the last 25 occasions when they have hosted the Thunder). The basketball betting online total has gone over in five of the Suns’ last six games versus Oklahoma City, and over in five of Phoenix’s last six games at home against the Thunder.