Oklahoma City Thunder at Phoenix Suns - 12/29/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (26-7) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (12-21)
Game Info: Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Footprint Center)
Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -15 -- Over/Under: 217.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Footprint Center. The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Phoenix Suns look for a win after winning 16 of their last 20 games.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 100.1 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 22.4 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Luguentz Dort is averaging 16.8 points and 3.9 rebounds. Josh Giddey is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Bazley is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns are averaging 111.7 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 23.1 points and 5 rebounds, while Deandre Ayton is averaging 17 points and 11.1 rebounds. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is dishing 1.8 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.
The Thunder are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Suns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The over is 4-1 in Thunder last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 5-1-1 in Suns last 7 overall. The Thunder are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Phoenix and 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are on the end of a back to back, aren't strangers to throwing in stinkers here and there, and they're running into a Suns team that's been covering machines since the NBA bubble. The Phoenix Suns are winning their last five games by an average of 10.2 points. With all that said, this is a boatload of points, especially when you consider the Suns are likely going to be without Crowder and Ayton. The Thunder have also had great covering success on the low. Give me the points with OKC.
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Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +15
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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