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(22-17) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Phoenix Suns (15-26)
Date: Sunday, January 7
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Total: OFF (As of 1:45am ET Sunday)
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The NBA week wraps up—or kicks off depending on how you view your weeks—with a battle between two teams with opposite goals on Sunday night. The Thunder are hoping to improve their playoff positioning with every win, while the Suns are looking at draft position and ping pong balls, even this early in the year.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder enter this game averaging 104.9 points per game. That number is good enough for 17th in the league.
In terms of offensive efficiency, OKC is posting 106 points per 100 possessions. That number bumps them up to 13th in the category.
Defensively, OKC is allowing opponents to score 100.8 points per night. That number is good enough for third in the Association.
When looking at defensive efficiency, the Thunder are fourth in the league. They give up only 102.4 points every 100 possessions, which puts them behind the league-leading Boston Celtics, second-place San Antonio Spurs and third-place Golden State Warriors.
The Suns enter this contest having scored 105.5 points per contest. That number is good enough to put them dead in the middle of the pack as the No. 15 team in the NBA.
The problem with that number is that it’s quite misleading. The only reason the Suns post such a high number of points per game is because of their pace. So far this season, the Suns have run the third fastest pace in the league, which means they’re creating more possessions—which means they have more opportunities to score, even if not efficiently.
In terms of offensive efficiency, Phoenix drops way down to 27th in Association. They score just 102.3 points per 100 possessions, which puts them ahead of only the No. 28 Chicago Bulls, 29th place Los Angeles Lakers and last place Sacramento Kings.
Defensively, Phoenix is giving up 112.4 points per night, which is puts them 30th out of 30 teams in the league.
If you think that this is mostly because of their pace, think again. The Suns are 29th in the NBA in terms of defensive efficiency, giving up a whopping 108.9 points per 100 possessions.
That number puts them ahead of only those lowly Kings who also hold last place in offensive efficiency.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-3 in PHO last 11 vs. Western Conference.
- Over is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings.
- Underdog is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Prediction:
The line isn’t yet set for this contest, but we have confidence that the better team on paper is going to blow out the team that is near the bottom of the league in both offensive and defensive efficiency.
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The Thunder should have no problem in this one.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder 115 – Phoenix Suns 103
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