Basketball betting handicappers were impressed with the young talent on the Thunder and how they gave the Lakers a scare last year in the NBA betting post season.
The Oklahoma City Thunder will host the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night with a telecast on NBA TV set for 7 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this game so be sure and open your account for action on this important Western Conference matchup.
Phoenix had a slow start to the season as their roster was decimated by free agency over the past off season. The Suns began the season with a record of 11-12 straight up and 9-13-1 with the NBA odds and went over the total in 13 of their first 23 games. The Suns paid out in just 5 of their first 12 road games and were over the total 7 times away from home.
As is always the case the Suns have been a run and gun up and down team that ranked 2nd in the NBA for scoring but 30th for points allowed on defense. Jason Richardson led Phoenix with 19.2 points per game while assist machine Steve Nash had 10.2 per game.
Oklahoma City had a record of 17-8 straight up and 12-13 with the NBA lines as they went over the total 16 times. OKC was 5-7 against the spread at home while going over the total in 9 of those 12 games. The Thunder was in the thick of the Northwest Division race with the Utah Jazz as the Denver Nuggets were right behind.
The Thunder ranked 7th overall in the NBA for scoring and 20th for defense. Kevin Durant was averaging 27.3 points per game to lead OKC and Russell Westbrook was the assist leader with 8.8 per game.
Oklahoma City has paid out in 10 of their last 14 basketball betting matchups against the Suns and the series has gone over the total in 4 of the last 6 meetings. Phoenix has gotten the money in just 1 of their last 8 road games against the Thunder with 6 of those games going under the total. This is the first meeting of the season between the teams.