Thursday, December 31, 2015
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, December 31, 2015. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 15 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 211.5.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 12-21 and a road record of 4-11. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.8 as they are averaging 103.5 points per game while giving up 105.2 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 22-10 and a home record of 15-4. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.6 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of 8.2.
Brandon Knight comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Markieff Morris averages 10.8 points per game in 23.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Russell Westbrook averages 25.6 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 9.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kevin Durant averages 26.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Phoenix averages 103.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.9 per game. The Suns allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 108.6 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 55.6 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 25th with 15.7 per game. The Thunder allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Thunder force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 14-19-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 17-16-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 13-19-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 11-21-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
12/28/15 F Markieff Morris Suspension Served is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. San Antonio
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix
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