Friday, April 7, 2017
US Airways Center
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The Oklahoma City Thunder head to US Airways Center to take on the Phoenix Suns on Friday, April 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 7 point favorites.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 45-33. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 106.8 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 22-57. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.4 points per game and surrendering 113.3, good for a point differential of -5.9.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 43-34-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-39-6 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 38-38-3 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 47-31-1 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
04/05/17 G Alejandro Abrines Knee "?" Friday vs Phoenix
04/05/17 G Andre Roberson Knee injured last game, "?" Friday vs Phoenix
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
04/06/17 G Leandro Barbosa Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Oklahoma City
03/17/17 C Tyson Chandler None out for season
03/16/17 PG Brandon Knight Back out for season
03/16/17 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
Russell Westbrook comes into this game averaging 31.8 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Thunder. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 10.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Steven Adams averages 11.4 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
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Devin Booker averages 21.9 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. T.J. Warren averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 106.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 46.4 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.1 per game. The Thunder allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.6 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 107.4 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.96 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 45 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 4th with 15.7 per game. The Suns allow 113.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Suns force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 108.4 and a defensive rating of 107.3. In terms of pace they average 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Suns rating on offense is 106.1 and they have a defensive rating of 112. They get 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -7
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