Thunder Vs Suns: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 19, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 18, 2023

The Oklahoma City Thunder (34-36) host the Phoenix Suns (38-32) on March 19, 2023 at Paycom Center, where the Thunder are favored, by one point in a matchup pitting one of the highest-scoring squads in the league against one of the strongest defensive teams. The Thunder are third in points scored per game (117.8), while the Suns are fourth in points allowed (111.4). The over/under is set as 234 points for this outing.

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Thunder Vs Suns Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Total
Thunder -1 234

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Injury Report as of March 19

Thunder: Kenrich Williams: Out (Wrist), Aleksej Pokusevski: Out (Leg)

Suns: Kevin Durant: Out (Ankle), Deandre Ayton: Out (Hip), Landry Shamet: Probable (Foot)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Thunder (-1)
Total Pick Under (234)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Thunder Vs Suns Stat Rankings

Thunder Avg. (Rank) Suns Avg. (Rank)
117.8 (3rd) Points Scored 113.3 (20th)
116.3 (20th) Points Allowed 111.4 (4th)
43.7 (12th) Rebounds 44.2 (9th)
11.4 (8th) Off. Rebounds 11.8 (7th)
12.3 (12th) 3pt Made 12.3 (12th)
24.7 (19th) Assists 27.1 (4th)
12.7 (6th) Turnovers 13.2 (13th)

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Thunder Key Players

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 59 31.3 4.8 5.5 1.7 1.0 0.9
Josh Giddey 65 16.2 7.9 6.1 0.8 0.4 0.9
Luguentz Dort 63 13.9 4.4 2.2 1.0 0.3 1.9
Jalen Williams 64 13.6 4.4 3.2 1.4 0.5 1.0
Isaiah Joe 60 9.3 2.4 1.2 0.6 0.1 2.3

Suns Key Players

Devin Booker 43 27.6 4.5 5.6 0.9 0.4 2.2
Chris Paul 49 13.5 4.2 9.1 1.6 0.4 1.5
Cameron Payne 38 11.2 2.2 4.7 0.8 0.2 1.6
Landry Shamet 30 9.5 1.7 2.2 0.6 0.2 2.0
Damion Lee 69 8.4 3.1 1.4 0.4 0.1 1.5

Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, the Thunder are 42-26-2 this season.
  • Oklahoma City’s ATS record as 1-point favorites or more is 13-10.
  • There have been 41 Thunder games (out of 70) that went over the total this season.
  • A total of 35 times so far this season, Oklahoma City and its opponent have combined to score more than 234 points.
  • The total for this game is 234, and that’s 0.1 points fewer than the average total in Thunder games thus far this season.
  • The Suns’ record against the spread is 36-33-1.
  • Phoenix’s ATS record as a 1-point underdog or more is 13-14.
  • Out of 70 Suns games so far this season, 33 have hit the over.
  • There have been 21 Phoenix’s games this year with more than 234 points scored.
  • The over/under for this game is 9.3 points higher than the average scoring total for Suns games (224.7).

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