Thunder Vs Suns TNT Basketball Odds & Free PickNoah Williams
The late TNT NBA hoops game tonight will feature this season’s the third tilt between the hurting Oklahoma City Thunder and the Phoenix Suns, both of the previous contests were won by Oklahoma City and as expected they are favored to win tonight on the road. The NBA oddsmakers have the Durant-less Thunder as 5-point favorites.
All-star Kevin Durant has undergone a procedure in hopes of lessening the pain that he’s feeling in his foot that was operated on prior to the start of the year. The surgery will keep him off the court for an extended period of time, possibly putting the Oklahoma City Thunder’s playoff hopes in jeopardy.
“Most important to note here is the initial injury is progressing as anticipated and now what we’re waiting to see is how the soreness is able to be accommodated,” Thunder GM Sam Presti said. “We do anticipate him being able to play during the regular season and then move forward.”
Both teams are juggling new lineups with the Suns trading Goran Dragic and adding Brandon Knight while the Thunder dealt away Kendrick Perkins and Reggie Jackson in return for D.J. Augustin.
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A Closer Look At The Thunder Vs Suns TNT Basketball Odds & My Free Pick
Matchup: Oklahoma City Thunder at Phoenix Suns
Date: Feb. 26, 2015
Start Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Stadium: US Airways Center
TV Info: TNT
Stream: TNT Overtime
Radio: Oklahoma City Vs Phoenix
Point Spread: Oklahoma City Thunder -5
Game Total: 216
Oklahoma City’s Projected Starting Lineup: Serge Ibaka (PF), Kyle Singler (SF), Enes Kanter (C) Russell Westbrook (PG), Andre Roberson (SG).
Phoenix’s Projected Starting Lineup: Markieff Morris (PF), P.J. Tucker (SF), Alex Len (C), Eric Bledsoe (PG), Gerald Green (SG).
When playing in Phoenix, the Thunder are 6-2 ATS in the last eight games, but the last two visits to the US Airways Center ended in two losses, straight up and against the spread
Oklahoma City has the 11th-ranked scoring team in the NBA averaging 101.2 points per game while allowing 98.6, also 11th ranked. They are the top-ranked rebounding team in league and the 24th in assists. Russell Westbrook is the team’s leading scorer, averaging 26.1 PPG, followed by Kevin Durant with 25.4.
Phoenix ranks 3rd in the league in points scored with 106.0, but is also third from the bottom on defense, allowing a whopping 105 per game. The Suns have the 20th-ranked rebounding team and the 21st-ranked team in assists. Eric Bledsoe is their number one option offensively, averaging 17.0 points per game.
The Thunder are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU win, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall, and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 day rest.
The Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall, and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 day rest.