Thunder vs Suns Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/31/2020
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma City -1
Ricky Rubio and the Phoenix Suns (20-27, 3rd in the Pacific Division) play the Oklahoma City Thunder (29-20, 3rd in the Northwest Division) at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Friday, January 31, 2020. Oklahoma City opens this matchup as 1 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 222.5.
The Thunder are covering the spread 67.3% of the time, having gone 33-16-0 ATS. Phoenix is covering 52.2% of the time, going 24-22-1 against the spread.
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/29/20 SG Terrance Ferguson Personal is questionable Friday vs Phoenix
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/29/20 C Aron Baynes Hip is questionable Friday vs Oklahoma City
01/29/20 PF Cameron Johnson Quad is questionable Friday vs Oklahoma City
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is out indefinitely
Chris Paul comes into this game averaging 17.1 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 19.5 points per contest in 35.6 minutes per game. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 6.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Ricky Rubio scores 12.9 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.7 rebounds per contest and has 8.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Devin Booker averages 27.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 110.5 points per contest, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 43.4 boards per contest and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 13.8 per game. The Thunder allow 107.9 points per contest, which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 22.8 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 10th in the NBA with 113.1 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.4. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.7 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 27.3. The Suns are 19th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Suns give up 113.5 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.7 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 44.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per contest this year.
The Thunder are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.1, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Oklahoma City is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league.
Phoenix is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league. The Suns are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 102 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 18th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +1
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