Suns vs Thunder Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Sunday, April 2, 2023

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The Phoenix Suns (42-35) are 5.5-point favorites against the Oklahoma City Thunder (38-40) on April 2, 2023 at Paycom Center in a matchup featuring one of the strongest teams in the NBA defensively versus one of the best offensive teams. The Suns are fourth in points allowed per game (111.5), and Oklahoma City is fifth in points scored (117.4). The point total is set as 237 points for this outing.

How to bet Suns vs. Thunder

Phoenix Suns vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Suns as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Suns have -220 odds to pick up the win, while the Thunder are listed at +182 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 237 points.

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Suns vs. Thunder Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, April 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSO
  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Arena: Paycom Center

Suns vs. Thunder Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Suns are 38-36-3 this season. Phoenix has come away with 33 wins in the 47 contests it has been listed as the favorite this season. Suns games this year have hit the over on 36 of 78 set point totals.

The Thunder have played 78 games, with 45 wins against the spread. Oklahoma City has won 22 of the 50 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (44%). The Thunder have eclipsed the over/under 52.6% of the time this season (41 of 78 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Suns

Suns Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kevin Durant 44 29.2 6.7 5.1 0.8 1.5 1.9
Devin Booker 50 28.1 4.5 5.4 0.9 0.4 2.1
Deandre Ayton 64 18 10 1.8 0.6 0.8 0.1
Chris Paul 56 13.5 4.3 9.1 1.6 0.4 1.5
Cameron Payne 45 10.5 2.3 4.5 0.7 0.2 1.5

Thunder

Thunder Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 65 31.4 4.8 5.4 1.7 1 0.8
Josh Giddey 73 16.6 7.9 6.1 0.7 0.4 1
Jalen Williams 72 14.1 4.6 3.3 1.4 0.5 1
Luguentz Dort 71 13.8 4.6 2.1 1.1 0.3 1.9
Isaiah Joe 68 9.7 2.4 1.2 0.7 0.1 2.3
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Suns: None

Thunder: Kenrich Williams: Out (Wrist)

What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns

Phoenix owns a top-five defense this season, ranking fourth-best in the league with 111.5 points allowed per game. Offensively, it ranks 18th with 113.5 points scored per contest. The Suns are scoring 113.9 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 0.9 more points than they’re averaging in away games (113). In their last 10 games, the Suns have been putting up 113.9 points per game, an average that’s a little higher than the 113.5 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

This year, Phoenix is sinking 12.2 three-pointers per game (13th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 37.6% (seventh-ranked) from beyond the arc. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Suns have taken 64% two-pointers (accounting for 71% of the team’s buckets) and 36% three-pointers (29%).

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What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City is the fifth-best squad in the league in points scored (117.4 per game) and 19th in points conceded (116.4). The Thunder average 121.1 points per game at home, and 113.8 away. In their past 10 games, the Thunder are averaging 114.9 points per contest, 2.5 fewer points than their season average (117.4).

Oklahoma City makes 12.1 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.7% from beyond the arc, ranking 14th and 17th, respectively, in the league. In 2022-23, the Thunder have attempted 63.3% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 36.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 71.9% of the Thunder’s buckets have been 2-pointers, and 28.1% have been 3-pointers.

Suns vs. Thunder Predictions and Pick

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You can bet on Suns vs. Thunder at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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