Oklahoma City Thunder vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 8/10/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
Location: HP Field House in Orlando, Florida
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix -2
Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns (31-39, 3rd in the Pacific Division) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (42-26, 2nd in the Northwest Division) at HP Field House on Monday. Phoenix opens this contest as 2-point favorites. The O/U is set at 225.5.
The Thunder cover 61.8% of the time, having gone 42-26-0 ATS. Phoenix is covering 49.3% of the time, going 34-35-1 against the spread.
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
08/09/20 C Steven Adams Leg is questionable Monday vs Phoenix
08/06/20 PG Dennis Schroder Personal is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
08/08/20 PG Elie Okobo Ankle is questionable Monday vs Oklahoma City
08/08/20 C Aron Baynes Knee is questionable Monday vs Oklahoma City
06/28/20 SF Kelly Oubre Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 90%. Danilo Gallinari averages 19.0 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Devin Booker averages 26.4 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Deandre Ayton averages 18.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 110.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.6 per game. The Thunder allow 108.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 12th in the league with 113.0 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -0.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 43.4 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 27.1. The Suns are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Suns surrender 113.7 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game.
The Thunder are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 8th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Phoenix is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Suns are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 19th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 20th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +2
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