The Phoenix Suns (42-35) are on the brink of qualifying for the playoffs as they face the Oklahoma City Thunder (38-40) next at the Paycom Center on Sunday.
The Suns are 5-5 in their last ten games but are on a four-game winning streak. Their latest victory was against the Western Conference leaders, the Denver Nuggets, winning 100-93 in a low-scoring encounter. In his second game since returning from injury, Kevin Durant helped the Suns beat the Nuggets, leading the scoring chart with 30 points, along with Devin Booker, who added 27. The Nuggets were without Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray and lost the game by seven points.
The Suns will now take on the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are 10th in the West, 5-5 in their last ten, and slowly drifting away in the playoff race. The Thunder suffered a 121-117 defeat against the Indiana Pacers last time in a closely fought contest. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander returned from injury and tried his best, finishing the game with 39 points, supported by Josh Giddey with 21. But it wasn’t enough, as seven players from the Pacers lineup registered in double digits. The Thunder will most likely aim for the play-in spot.
Phoenix Suns vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Match Details
Fixture: Phoenix Suns @ Oklahoma City Thunder
Date & Time: Sunday, April 2, 7:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Paycom Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Pheonix Suns vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Injury Report
The Thunder is the only team who is dealing with a couple of injuries at the moment. Kenrich Williams is out with a wrist injury, while Chet Holgrem is out for the season due to a foot injury.
|Kenrich Williams||Oklahoma City Thunder||Out||Wrist|
|Chet Holmgren||Oklahoma City Thunder||Out||Foot|
Phoenix Suns vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Betting Odds
|Phoenix Suns||-225||-5.5 (-110)||O 236.5 (-110)|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||+190||+5.5 (-110)||U 236.5 (-110)|
Suns: F Kevin Durant, F Josh Okogie, C Deandre Ayton, G Devin Booker, G Chris Paul
Thunder: F Luguentz Dort, F Jalen Williams, C Jaylin Williams, G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, G Josh Giddey
Phoenix Suns vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Betting Prediction
The Suns have a 2-1 lead over the Thunder in their three meetings this season. The Thunder now has a chance at home to equal the tie and improve their home record, which currently stands at 23-16. The Suns have not been the best away from home, with a 16-23 record. When it comes to offense, the Thunder ranks 5th in the league, averaging 117.4 ppg, while the Suns are 18th, averaging 113.5. However, the Suns are 4th in defense, conceding only 111.4 ppg, whereas the Thunder is conceding 116.4 ppg, 19th in the league.
The Thunder will give it their best shot at home to have any hopes for the playoffs. Expect them to be able to cover the spread tonight.