Saturday, December 17, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 8-18. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.5 as they are averaging 106.5 points per game while giving up 113.0 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 15-11. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.6 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of 0.7.
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Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Eric Bledsoe averages 20 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Victor Oladipo averages 16.1 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. Russell Westbrook averages 30.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.5 rebounds per contest and 10.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Phoenix averages 106.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 16 per game. The Suns allow 113 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 105.6 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 56.4 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 23rd with 15.7 per game. The Thunder allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Thunder force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 103.4 and a defensive rating of 109.7. In terms of pace they average 101 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Thunder rating on offense is 105.7 and they have a defensive rating of 105. They get 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 13-12-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 18-8-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 12-13-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 9-16-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/16/16 C Alex Len Hip "?" Saturday vs. Oklahoma City
12/16/16 F TJ Warren Head "?" Saturday vs. Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/16/16 G Victor Oladipo Wrist "?" Saturday vs. Phoenix
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -6.5
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