The Oklahoma City Thunder are on the road at the Phoenix Suns in National Basketball Association action on Friday. The Oklahoma City Thunder sit in a three way tie for the fifth seed out of the Western Conference. The Thunder are tied with the Pelicans and Trail Blazers. Oklahoma City is 36-27 on the season ,and 15-17 when playing on the road this season.
For the Phoenix Suns – they are 19-44 on the season. The Suns are 13th in the Western Conference, but just percentage points ahead of the Grizzlies and the Kings. The Suns are 9-23 when playing at home this season, but have dropped 9 out of their last 10 games overall. The Oklahoma City Thunder are -4.5 over the Phoenix Suns in NBA action on Friday.
Phoenix At Bottom of Standings
The Phoenix Suns are coming off a 110-102 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. The win came with 34 points from Devin Booker and 29 from Josh Jackson. Booker is the leading scorer for the Suns this season with 24.9 points per game, while Jackson is adding 11.7 per game. The Suns point guard Elfid Payton has played in 7 games iwth Phoenix and is scoring 17 per game.
The Suns are one of the worst passing teams in all of the NBA. The Suns are dishing out just 21 assists per game. Defensively, the Suns are dead last in all of the league, allowing 113 points per game. Phoenix won 24 games a season ago, and 23 the previous season.
Thunder Looking for Second Half Surge
The Oklahoma City Thunder have seen a pretty up and down season thus far. The Thunder added Paul George and Carmelo Anthony during the offseason. A season ago, the Thunder were the 5th seed, and lost in the first round to the Houston Rockets. This season – despite adding those two guys, they may not be any better.
Russell Westbrook is having another fantastic season. The point guard is nearing a triple double average once again. Westbrook is scoring 24.9 points per game, dishing out 10.3 assists per game, and grabbing more than 9.5 rebounds per game. Oklahoma City is scoring 106.4 points per game, and allowing opponents to score 103.5 per game.
Thunder Whip Suns
This should be a blowout. But the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road are not nearly as good as they are at home. But, Phoenix is one of the teams that do not have a ton of incentive to win basketball games. If the Thunder can keep their defense going, they should have no problem winning this game. The Thunder will score plenty against a pretty bad defensive team in the Phoenix Suns. The Thunder win this game by double digits. Bet on the Oklahoma City Thunder -4.5 over the Phoenix Suns in NBA action on Friday.