Thunder vs Suns Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, March 19, 2023

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (34-36) are favored by one point when they host the Phoenix Suns (38-32) on March 19, 2023 at Paycom Center in a contest pitting one of the highest-scoring teams in the league against one of the best defensively. The Thunder are third in points scored per game (117.8), and the Suns are fourth in points allowed (111.4). The matchup has a 234 point total.

How to bet Thunder vs. Suns

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Phoenix Suns Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with sportsbooks listing the Thunder as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Thunder have -114 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at -106 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 234 points.

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Thunder vs. Suns Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 19, 2023
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSO
  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Arena: Paycom Center

Thunder vs. Suns Betting Trends

The Thunder have 43 wins against the spread in 70 games this season. Oklahoma City has been victorious in 12, or 54.5%, of the 22 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Thunder games this year have gone over the total in 38 out of 70 opportunities (54.3%).

The Suns are 35-32-3 against the spread this year. Phoenix has won nine of the 27 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (33.3%). The Suns have hit the over 45.7% of the time this year (32 of 70 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Thunder

Thunder Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 59 31.3 4.8 5.5 1.7 1 0.9
Josh Giddey 65 16.2 7.9 6.1 0.8 0.4 0.9
Luguentz Dort 63 13.9 4.4 2.2 1 0.3 1.9
Jalen Williams 64 13.6 4.4 3.2 1.4 0.5 1
Isaiah Joe 60 9.3 2.4 1.2 0.6 0.1 2.3

Suns

Suns Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devin Booker 43 27.6 4.5 5.6 0.9 0.4 2.2
Chris Paul 49 13.5 4.2 9.1 1.6 0.4 1.5
Cameron Payne 38 11.2 2.2 4.7 0.8 0.2 1.6
Landry Shamet 30 9.5 1.7 2.2 0.6 0.2 2
Damion Lee 69 8.4 3.1 1.4 0.4 0.1 1.5
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Thunder vs. Suns Injury Report

Suns: Kevin Durant: Out (Ankle), Deandre Ayton: Out (Hip), Landry Shamet: Probable (Foot)

What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City is giving up 116.3 points per game this year (20th-ranked in NBA), but it has really played well on offense, averaging 117.8 points per contest (third-best). In home games, the Thunder are putting up 6.6 more points per game (121) than they are in road games (114.4). The Thunder have been racking up 117.5 points per game in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly lower than the 117.8 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

This season, Oklahoma City is draining 12.3 treys per game (12th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 36.1% (15th-ranked) from three-point land. Of the shots taken by the Thunder in 2022-23, 63.2% of them have been two-pointers (71.6% of the team’s made baskets) and 36.8% have been threes (28.4%).

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What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns

On offense, Phoenix is the 20th-ranked team in the league (113.3 points per game). On defense, it is fourth-best (111.4 points allowed per game). The Suns score 114.2 points per game at home, and 112.3 on the road. Over their previous 10 games, the Suns are averaging 116.8 points per game, 3.5 more than their season average (113.3).

Phoenix is 12th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (12.3 per game) and sixth in 3-point percentage (37.6%). The Suns attempt 36.4% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 63.6% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 29.3% of the Suns’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 70.7% are 2-pointers.

Thunder vs. Suns Predictions and Pick

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You can bet on Thunder vs. Suns 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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