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Phoenix Suns vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/20/2019 Odds Picks and Previews

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Phoenix Suns vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12-20-2019 Odds Picks and Previews

Phoenix Suns vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/20/2019 – It was predicted that the OKC Thunder will tank this season but they debunked many predictions as they sit at a position to get into the playoffs in the heavily stacked Western Conference. They will now host the Phoenix Suns who are on a four-game losing streak. This match will happen at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City on Friday, December 20 at 10 pm Eastern Time. Fox Sports Oklahoma will broadcast the game on TV while NBA fans can catch the game through live streaming at the NBA League Pass and SofaScore. It is seen that the streaking Thunder will go past the Suns according to Betting On NBA Games.

Phoenix Suns vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/20/2019

When: December 20, 2019 8:00 PM ET
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Phoenix Suns vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/20/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Phoenix Suns +5 (-110) 218 o (-107) +175

Oklahoma City Thunder
-5 (-110) 218 u (-107) -210
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Phoenix Suns Betting

This was a season with a lot of promise for the young Phoenix Suns but they are not having Devin Booker in this game as well as DeAndre Ayton who is still serving his suspension. Kelly Oubre has been the best scoring option for the team with 17.7 points per game while Aaron Baynes has been filling in Ayton’s shoes with 13.5 points and 5.3 rebounds. Ricky Rubio has been on the top of the assists leaders in the NBA with 9.5 per game along with a decent 13.1 points a night but it will take more firepower to catch up with the Thunder who seems to be adjusting well with the leadership of Chris Paul. Frank Kaminsky, Dario Saric and Mikal Bridges need to step up their averages for them to keep up with the Thunder.

Players to watch: K. Oubre Jr. SF 27 GP 27 GS 32.8 MIN 17.7 PTS 1.3 OR 4.7 DR 6 REB 1.4 AST 1.4 STL 0.9 BLK 1.7 TO 3.3 PF 0.8 AST/TO 14.91 PER
A. Baynes C 18 GP 12 GS 22.4 MIN 13.5 PTS 1.4 OR 3.9 DR 5.3 REB 2.3 AST 0.3 STL 0.8 BLK 1.2 TO 4.1 PF 1.9 AST/TO 19.94 PER
R. Rubio PG 22 GP 22 GS 31.9 MIN 13.1 PTS 0.8 OR 4 DR 4.8 REB 9.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.2 BLK 2.3 TO 2.5 PF 4.1 AST/TO 15.68 PER.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting

The OKC Thunder are looking formidable as Chris Paul has been balling hard for the team. Just this past week, the veteran point guard has been vintage with 21 points, 7.7 assists, 6 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game. Paul looks to his main weapons on the wings with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander doing 18.1 points per night along with 5.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. Danilo Gallinari also contributes mainly with his outside shooting with 17.9 points and 5.7 rebounds. It was a question before how Dennis Shroder and Chris Paul on how they will co-exist but they seem to be functioning well and being the off-guard at times eases up on both players. Steven Adams is also picking up his game and has provided a good amount of double-double games in the past weeks.

Players to Watch: S. Gilgeous-Alexander SG 27 GP 27 GS 35.1 MIN 18.1 PTS 0.7 OR 4.5 DR 5.1 REB 2.9 AST 1 STL 0.5 BLK 2.2 TO 1.9 PF 1.3 AST/TO 14.47 PER
D. Gallinari PF 26 GP 26 GS 30.5 MIN 17.9 PTS 0.5 OR 5.1 DR 5.7 REB 2.2 AST 0.7 STL 0.1 BLK 1.4 TO 1.4 PF 1.6 AST/TO 18.62 PER
D. Schroder PG 27 GP 0 GS 29.7 MIN 17.5 PTS 0.3 OR 3.4 DR 3.7 REB 3.6 AST 0.7 STL 0.4 BLK 2.9 TO 2.3 PF 1.2 AST/TO 15.41 PER.

Phoenix Suns vs Oklahoma City Thunder 12/20/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Phoenix Suns

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 6 games.
Phoenix are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
Phoenix are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Oklahoma City.
Suns are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games against Oklahoma City.
Phoenix are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games on the road.
Phoenix are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Phoenix’s last 20 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Phoenix are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
Thunder are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Oklahoma City are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Phoenix.
Oklahoma City are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City’s last 8 games played on a Friday.

Injuries

Phoenix Suns

Devin Booker SG Forearm is “?” Friday vs Oklahoma City
Deandre Ayton C Ankle is OUT Friday vs Oklahoma City
Cameron Johnson SG Hip is “?” Friday vs Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Thunder

Hamidou Diallo SG Elbow is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Phoenix Suns Oklahoma City Thunder
36-46 Against the Spread 44-43
38-44 Straight Up 41-44-2
107 Points per Game 113
116 Points Allowed per Game 111
45.58 Offensive FG% 46.78
80 Offensive FT% 79.76
35.34 Offensive 3PT% 35.09
47.1 Defensive FG% 45.76
77.22 Defensive FT% 79.92
36.48 Defensive 3PT% 33.9

Phoenix Suns vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Picks

This should be OKC’s time to prove to their doubters that they are here to win games and not to tank. Having their top two players sidelined, it is easy for NBA Betting Lines Picks to select the Thunder to win this game with the way they have been playing recently. The interesting watch would be the point guard matchup with Chris Paul and Ricky Rubio but the Suns’ point guard lack the ammunition to make it a contest.

Moneyline: As the favorites to win, the Thunder are at -210 if they win this game while the Suns are at +175 if they make it an upset.

ATS: 5 points separate the teams across the spread with Oklahoma City at -5 while the Suns are at +5.

TOTALs: The Suns and Thunder are expected to go to a total of 218 points with Oklahoma as the team under while Phoenix is over.

Score Prediction: 112-103 Thunder