Phoenix Suns vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA match preview, picks, odds

The Phoenix Suns (48-10) and Oklahoma City Thunder (18-40) face off Thursday night in Oklahoma City.

The game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. MST and can be seen on Bally Sports Arizona and Bally Sports Oklahoma.

Who will win the game?

Check out these odds, picks and predictions for the contest.

the The Suns are a 10.5 point favorite in the gameaccording to Tipico Sportsbook.

Phoenix is ​​at -600 on the money line and Oklahoma City at +420.

The over/under of the match is set at 216.5 points.

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Winners and whiners: Take the Thunder with the points against the Suns

Mark Ruelle writes: “First off, Phoenix should win this game. I think that’s too wide a line to cover right now though as the Suns adjust to life without Paul for a long time. Payne Just getting back to action after a long layoff himself, so he’ll be rusty and working himself. Also, the only area of ​​strength for the Thunder’s rebuild is defensively. They should be able to take advantage of the Paul’s absence when it comes to creating turnovers and forcing hard shots from the Suns without their general warned Phoenix will win this game but it will be close, probably a game or two of possession behind Thunder have enough offensive firepower to keep this game interesting until the fourth quarter.”

He wrote: “The All-Star break was a good break for these teams. However, the Suns are going to be without Chris Paul which will hurt the offense to some extent, but the Suns still come in with the better overall depth of talent. and with Booker, he should be able to step in and fill the void after Paul’s passing. Even with the injuries, the Suns will be able to pick up the win and cover here.

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Peter Tran writes: “The Suns are going to be shorthanded in this one as Cameron Payne and Frank Kaminsky are both still out while Chris Paul is expected to miss at least six weeks with a broken right thumb. The Thunder have injuries of themselves to deal with as Kenrich Williams, Mike Muscala, Luguentz Dort and Ty Jerome are still out Both teams are missing plenty of players, but the Suns have already shown they aren’t slowing down no matter who is That being said, the Suns are 7-2 ATS in their last nine road games and I think they can stay warm with another win and some coverage there.”

odds shark: Suns 119.5, Thunder 103.5

The site predicts that Phoenix will win, cover the spread and take the over.

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Statistical salt: Go with Suns to cover against Thunder

Jason Raffoul writes: “The Suns have been dealt a devastating blow, losing point guard Chris Paul for 6-8 weeks after fracturing his thumb. 4.5 assists per game as he becomes more of a distributor. The Suns will have definitely some struggles without Paul, but that won’t come against an Oklahoma City team that scores the fewest points per game Phoenix is ​​still an elite defensive club, and they’ll show their defensive prowess on a young Thunder team that won’t have its best player in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Take Phoenix to win and cover the 10.5-point count.

ESPN: The Suns have a 74.2% chance of winning the game

The site’s Basketball Power Index gives the Thunder a 25.8% chance of winning.

FiveThirtyEight.com: The Suns have an 82% probability of victory against Thunder

The site gives the Thunder an 18% chance of winning Thursday night’s NBA game in Oklahoma City.

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