Suns vs. Thunder Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 2, 2023

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Suns vs. Thunder Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 2, 2023

NBA Predictions

Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns (42-35) head into their matchup against the Shai Gilgeous-Alexander-led Oklahoma City Thunder (38-40) on April 2, 2023 as a 5.5-point favorite. The game features a point total of 237.

Suns vs. Thunder Odds

  • Suns odds to win: -220
  • Thunder odds to win: +182
  • Spread: Suns (-5.5)
  • Total: 237

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • TV: BSOK and BSAZ

Who Will Win Suns vs. Thunder?

Suns and Thunder Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

When they have played as at least 5.5-point favorites this season, the Suns are 14-11-1 against the spread.

The Thunder have a 16-7-1 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 5.5 points or more.

The two teams average a combined 6.1 fewer points per game (230.9) than this matchup’s over/under of 237 points.

Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 227.9 points per game, 9.1 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

The Suns’ average point total in matchups this year is 224.9, 12.1 points fewer than the over/under in this game.

The average point total for Oklahoma City this year is 3.1 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

Phoenix is 38-36-3 ATS this season.

The Thunder’s ATS record is 45-32-1 this year.

Suns Stats & Insights

The Suns outscore opponents by 2.0 points per game (scoring 113.5 points per game to rank 18th in the league while allowing 111.5 per contest to rank fourth in the NBA) and have a +154 scoring differential overall.

The Suns grab 44.2 rebounds per game (ninth in the league) while allowing 42.8 per contest to their opponents. They outrebound opponents by 1.4 boards per game.

Phoenix hits 12.2 three-pointers per game (13th in the league), while its opponents have made 11.5 on average.

The Suns score 111.9 points per 100 possessions (18th in the league), while giving up 110.0 points per 100 possessions (seventh in the NBA).

The Suns have scored at a higher rate in home games than away from home in the 2022-23 season (113.9 at home versus 113.0 on the road), though they have allowed fewer points in home games than away from home (109.2 opponent points per home game versus 113.6 on the road).

Thunder Stats & Insights

The Thunder score 117.4 points per game (fifth in NBA) and allow 116.4 (19th in league) for a +79 scoring differential overall.

Oklahoma City is 13th in the NBA at 43.6 rebounds per game. That’s 3.1 fewer than the 46.7 its opponents average.

The Thunder make 12.1 three-pointers per game (14th in the league), while their opponents have made 13.0 on average.

The Thunder score 112.2 points per 100 possessions (14th in league), while giving up 111.3 points per 100 possessions (11th in NBA).

Oklahoma City is scoring more points at home (121.1 per game) than on the road (113.8).

Suns Key Players to Watch

The Suns active scoring leader is Booker, who averages 28.1 per contest to go with 4.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists.

Deandre Ayton adds 18.0 points, 1.8 assists and 10.0 rebounds per contest. Chris Paul puts up 13.5 points, 9.1 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game.

Damion Lee leads active Suns in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 1.5 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Paul picks up 1.6 takeaways per game, while Bismack Biyombo compiles 1.4 rejections per contest.

Thunder Key Players to Watch

Josh Giddey grabs 7.9 rebounds per game, 6.1 assists per game, and 16.6 points per game.

The Thunder have gotten 31.4 points, 5.4 assists and 4.8 rebounds out of Gilgeous-Alexander this season.

Isaiah Joe averages 2.2 made threes per game.

Gilgeous-Alexander is a solid defensive option with 1.7 steals and 1.0 block per game.

Suns vs. Thunder Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Thunder (+ 5.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (237)

  • Prediction:
    Thunder 115 – Suns 114

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