Friday, October 28, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, October 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 213.
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The Suns had an overall record of 23-59 and a road record of 9-32 last season. They were 4th in the Pacific Division. They had a point differential of -6.7 as they averaged 100.9 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. Phoenix was 6-10 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 17-35. They were 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Thunder had an overall record of 55-27 and a home record of 32-9 last year. They were 1st in the Northwest Division. They averaged 110.2 points per game and surrendered 102.9, good for a point differential of 7.3. Oklahoma City had a division record of 13-3 and a conference record of 37-15. In their last 10 games they were 5-5.
Eric Bledsoe averaged 20.4 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night last season for the Suns. He pulled down 4 rebounds per game and dished out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 45% while his free throw percentage finished at 80%. Brandon Knight averaged 19.6 points per game in 36 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 5.1 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage was 42% for the year while his free throw percentage was 85%.
Russell Westbrook averaged 23.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest last year for the Thunder. He grabbed 7.8 rebounds per game and had 10.4 assists per contest for the year. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage finished at 81%. Victor Oladipo averaged 16 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4.8 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage was 83%.
Phoenix averaged 100.9 points per contest last season which ranked them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -6.7 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team which had them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 16th in the league. They averaged 53.2 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranked them 10th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 30th with 17.2 per game. The Suns allowed 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 28th in the league. They also allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 52.2 rebounds a game which ranked 15th and they gave up 22.4 assists per contest which put them in 17th place in the league. They forced 14.9 turnovers per game which ranked them 12th in the league.
Oklahoma City averaged 109.5 points per game last year which ranked them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin was 6.9 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team which had them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 20th in the NBA. They averaged 56.8 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranked them 1st and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder ranked 26th with 15.6 per game. The Thunder allowed 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 14th in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 49 rebounds a game which ranked 5th and they gave up 21.5 assists per contest which put them in 10th place in the league. The Thunder forced 12.9 turnovers per game which ranked them 26th in the NBA.
The Suns averaged 98.6 points per game on the road last season and they scored 112 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of -10.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was 8.7 per contest. The Suns had an offensive rating of 102.2 and a defensive rating of 109 last season. In terms of pace they averaged 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 49%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Phoenix turned the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they forced 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%.
The Thunder scored 109.5 ppg at home and they averaged 100 points per contest in their last 3 games. They had an average scoring differential of -8 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of 10.5 points per game. The Thunder rating on offense was 113.1 and they had a defensive rating of 105.6. They got 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempted 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turned the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 48%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns were 36-46-0 against the spread last year
The Phoenix Suns were 40-42-0 against the over/under last year
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 37-43-2 against the spread last year
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 39-43-0 against the over/under last year
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Mitch McGary Suspension expected to miss 15 games
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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