Thunder vs. Suns: A Desert Showdown for Redemption!

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Oklahoma City Thunder

Thunder

41W-18L

Oklahoma City Thunder

March 03, 2024

10:30PM EST

Odds: 233.5 o/u

Suns

35W-25L

Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns

Get ready for some late-night hoops action, folks! The 41W-18L Oklahoma City Thunder are saddling up and heading to the desert to take on the 35W-25L Phoenix Suns at the Footprint Center. Tipoff is at 10:30PM EST, so make sure you’ve got your popcorn and your favorite beverage handy. The Thunder are hot on the heels of the top spot in the Western conference, just 0.5 games back, while the Suns are trying to claw their way up from a 4.0 game deficit. The over/under is set at a whopping 233.5, with the Thunder line at -2.0 and the Suns line at 2.0. Both teams are coming off a loss, with the Suns getting scorched 109-120 by the Rockets on 03/02/24 and the Thunder getting struck down 118-132 by the Spurs on 02/29/24. It’s a redemption game for both, so expect some fireworks!

Game Breakdown

Game Time: March 03, 2024 10:30PM EST
Location: Footprint Center, Phoenix

Vegas Odds

Opening Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder -130, Phoenix Suns +110; Over/Under: 236.5 points
Recent Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder -165 -35, Phoenix Suns +125 +15; Over/Under: 233.5 points -3.0

Team Performance

okl Team Logo
LAST 10
7W-3L
AWAY
17W-12L

62.3% Win Probability

phx Team Logo
LAST 10
6W-4L
HOME
19W-12L

37.7% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final O/U ATS
11/12/23 Oklahoma City Thunder OKL 29 25 26 31 111 Under
Phoenix Suns PHX 29 30 27 13 99
04/02/23 Phoenix Suns PHX 27 42 29 30 128 Over
Oklahoma City Thunder OKL 27 28 34 29 118
03/19/23 Phoenix Suns PHX 31 38 27 24 120 Over
Oklahoma City Thunder OKL 25 32 33 34 124
03/08/23 Oklahoma City Thunder OKL 21 31 28 21 101 Under
Phoenix Suns PHX 34 26 44 28 132
02/24/23 Oklahoma City Thunder OKL 30 30 27 28 115 Over
Phoenix Suns PHX 29 36 29 30 124
04/03/22 Phoenix Suns PHX 27 26 22 21 96 Under
Oklahoma City Thunder OKL 20 32 32 33 117
02/24/22 Phoenix Suns PHX 31 17 37 39 124 Under
Oklahoma City Thunder OKL 14 31 32 27 104
12/29/21 Oklahoma City Thunder OKL 23 29 29 16 97 Under
Phoenix Suns PHX 33 27 25 30 115
12/23/21 Oklahoma City Thunder OKL 17 31 21 32 101 Under
Phoenix Suns PHX 29 16 37 31 113

Starting Lineups

Thunder Notable Injuries

  • Jaylin Williams OUT (C): Avg: 4.0pts, 3.2reb, 1.3ast, 12.7 minutes. Last game: 02/29/24. Impact: 2.2

Suns Notable Injuries

  • Devin Booker GTD (PG/SG): Avg: 27.6pts, 4.5reb, 6.8ast, 35.9 minutes. Last game: 03/02/24. Impact: 6.8
  • Jusuf Nurkic GTD (C): Avg: 11.9pts, 10.5reb, 3.8ast, 27.3 minutes. Last game: 03/02/24. Impact: 5.9
  • Eric Gordon GTD (SG): Avg: 12.5pts, 2.1reb, 2.2ast, 29.8 minutes. Last game: 02/23/24. Impact: 3.5
  • Nassir Little GTD (SF/PF): Avg: 3.8pts, 2.0reb, 0.5ast, 12.1 minutes. Last game: 02/25/24. Impact: 0.7

Top Player Props

This article, published more than 6 hours prior to game time, focuses exclusively on Over prop bets due to the propensity for NBA teams to make last-minute injury adjustments. For the most current prop bets, including any updates closer to tip-off, please refer to the link provided below the table.

Thunder Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #23 #21 #21 #23 7.9%
PF #29 #30 #30 #29 15.5%
PG #3 #15 #6 #3 -16.2%
SF #4 #1 #26 #3 -11.7%
SG #23 #15 #6 #17 0.2%

Suns Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #3 #15 #17 #9 -8.1%
PF #9 #27 #5 #20 2.9%
PG #27 #30 #13 #30 14.9%
SF #16 #17 #2 #10 -6.8%
SG #16 #12 #22 #19 0.3%
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Team Comparison

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Points per Game
124.7
118.8
Rebounds per Game
42.5
45.8
Assists per Game
27.4
26.8
Steals per Game
7.8
8.9
Blocks per Game
7.8
6.8
Shots per Game
91.5
88.9
3-Pointers Made per Game
15.9
11.8
2-Pt Percentage per Game
55.8
55.4
3-Pt Percentage per Game
42.7
36.6
Turnovers per Game
11.5
14.8
Fouls per Game
17.9
17.5

Recent Trends

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG) is on a notable streak, exceeding 30 points in 3 consecutive games.
  • Bradley Beal (PG/SG): 3 Game Minutes avg dropped 44.1% to 19.7, 35.2 min average previous 3 games.
  • Bol Bol (PF/C): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 41.8% to 20.2, 14.2 min average previous 3 games.
  • Devin Booker (PG/SG): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 43.3% to 38.7, 27.0 min average previous 3 games.
  • Royce O’Neale (SF/PF): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 44.4% to 33.9, 23.5 min average previous 3 games.
  • Josh Okogie (SF): 3 Game Minutes avg dropped 31.9% to 11.0, 16.1 min average previous 3 games.
  • The Thunder recently lost a game, but have no significant streak. The Suns recently lost a game, but have no significant streak.
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