Suns vs Thunder Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, February 24, 2023

httpscdn.dataskrive.comapiassetiMyZ1H7 Betsperts Media & Technology

The Phoenix Suns (32-28) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (28-30) on February 24, 2023 at Footprint Center. The Suns are strongly favored, by eight points, in a contest pitting one of the NBA’s best defensive teams versus one of the highest-scoring squads. The Suns are fifth in points allowed per contest (111.3), while the Thunder are fourth in points scored (117.9). The matchup has a 228 point total.

How to bet Suns vs. Thunder

Phoenix Suns vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with bookmakers listing the Suns as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Suns have -347 odds to pick up the win, while the Thunder are listed at +275 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 228 points.

BetMGM First Bet Offer up to $1000
First Bet Offer

Suns vs. Thunder Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, February 24, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Arena: Footprint Center

Suns vs. Thunder Betting Trends

The Suns have played 60 games, with 31 wins against the spread. Phoenix has been chosen as the favorite in 36 games this year and has walked away with the win 23 times (63.9%) in those games. The Suns have eclipsed the over/under in 44.8% of their opportunities this year (26 times over 58 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, the Thunder are 37-21-0 this year. Oklahoma City has won 19 of the 40 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (47.5%). Thunder games this year have eclipsed the over/under 31 times in 58 opportunities (53.4%).

FanDuel NBA Promo
No Sweat First Bet up to $1,000

Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Suns Leaders
Devin Booker 33 26.6 4.5 5.5 0.9 0.4 2.2
Deandre Ayton 51 18.7 10.1 2 0.6 0.7 0.1
Chris Paul 39 13.7 4.2 9.1 1.6 0.5 1.6
Cameron Payne 28 12.1 2.3 5.3 0.9 0.2 1.7
TJ Warren 28 9.1 2.8 1 0.6 0.3 0.6


Thunder Leaders
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 54 31 4.7 5.7 1.6 1.1 0.9
Josh Giddey 53 16.3 7.8 5.8 0.8 0.5 0.9
Luguentz Dort 51 13.9 4.3 2.3 1 0.3 1.8
Jalen Williams 54 12.1 4.2 2.9 1.2 0.5 0.9
Isaiah Joe 48 8.6 2.3 1.1 0.6 0.1 2.2
DraftKings NBA Promo
Bet $5 on NBA pre-game moneyline, win $150

Suns vs. Thunder Injury Report

Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Questionable (Ankle), Aleksej Pokusevski: Out (Leg)

What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns

Phoenix is scoring 112.7 points per game this season (22nd-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived on defense, allowing only 111.3 points per contest (fifth-best). The Suns are putting up 113.4 points per game in home games. In away games, they are averaging 111.9 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Suns have been putting up 113.1 points per contest, an average that’s slightly higher than the 112.7 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

With 12.3 three-pointers per game, Phoenix is 12th in the NBA. It sports a 37.8% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks sixth in the league. Of the shots taken by the Suns in 2022-23, 63.7% of them have been two-pointers (70.4% of the team’s made baskets) and 36.3% have been threes (29.6%).

Caesars NBA Promo
$1,250 first bet, reward credits, plus free bets on the NBA

What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

Offensively, Oklahoma City is the fourth-best team in the NBA (117.9 points per game). On defense, it is 20th (116.3 points conceded per game). In 2022-23 the Thunder are scoring 4.8 more points per game at home (120.3) than away (115.5). The Thunder are putting up 122.8 points per game over their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 117.9.

Beyond the arc, Oklahoma City is 14th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (12.1). It is 13th in 3-point percentage at 36.1%. The Thunder attempt 63.9% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 36.1% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 72.2% of the Thunder’s baskets are 2-pointers, and 27.8% are 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this game is the Suns, and we expect that Thunder will cover the spread (Suns -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 228 points.

Caesars NBA Promo
$1,250 first bet, reward credits, plus free bets on the NBA
DraftKings NBA Promo
Bet $5 on NBA pre-game moneyline, win $150
FanDuel NBA Promo
No Sweat First Bet up to $1,000
BetMGM NBA Promo
$1,000 First Bet Offer on NBA Bets

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.

And if you wanted to check out how much you could win on a $10 bet if you parlayed today’s Suns vs. Thunder picks, don’t forget to check out our free parlay calculator.

Not sure what a parlay is? Or even how to bet on basketball? Check out our complete guide to sports betting.


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.

Deals of the Day

See All