Monday, February 8, 2016
US Airways Center
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Monday, February 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 12 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 218.5.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 38-14 and a road record of 14-9. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.7 as they are averaging 109.7 points per game while giving up 101.9 per contest. Oklahoma City is 10-1 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 25-5. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Suns have an overall record of 14-38 and a home record of 10-16. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 100.3 points per game and surrendering 106.4, good for a point differential of -6. Phoenix has a division record of 3-5 and a conference record of 9-22. In their last 10 games they are 1-9.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 24 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 10 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kevin Durant averages 27.7 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Devin Booker averages 10.7 points per game while playing 22.8 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 2 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Markieff Morris averages 11.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Oklahoma City averages 109.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 56.1 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.5 per game. The Thunder allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Phoenix averages 100.3 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 29th with 16.8 per game. The Suns allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Suns force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Thunder average 110.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 113 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.7 per contest. The Thunder have an offensive rating of 112.7 and a defensive rating of 104.7. In terms of pace they average 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Suns score 102.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 97 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -7.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.7 points per game. The Suns rating on offense is 102.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108.7. They get 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 15.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 20-31-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 23-29-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 20-32-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 26-26-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/25/16 G Andre Roberson Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
01/23/16 PG Brandon Knight Groin out indefinitely
01/14/16 PG Ronnie Price Toe out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix
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