The Oklahoma City Thunder take their three-game winning streak westward. They head to Phoenix to take on the Suns and kick off their three-game road trip. The Thunder are part of a group of teams constantly shuffling in the standings. While the Thunder are currently 11th in the West, and if the regular season ended today, they would not be in the Play-In, they are only fortunate to have a month of basketball left and are two and a half games behind the fifth seed.
As for the Suns, they are climbing in the standings and eyeing the second seed. A healthy Phoenix team that added Kevin Durant is extremely dangerous, and everyone is excited to see what they are capable of doing.
Thunder vs. Suns Match Details
Fixture: Oklahoma City Thunder @ Phoenix Suns
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 8th, 2023, 9:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Thunder Injury Report
|Kenrich Williams||Guard||Wrist||Out for the Season|
|Aleksej Pokusevski||Foward||Knee||Out till Mid March|
|Chet Holmgren||Center||Foot||Out for the Season|
Suns Injury Report
|Landry Shamet||Guard||Foot||Out till Mid March|
Thunder vs. Suns Betting Odds
|Thunder||+13.5 (-110)||+650||Over 233 (-110)|
|Suns||-13.5 (-110)||-1000||Under 233 (-110)|
Suns Projected Starting Five
|Chris Paul||Point Guard|
|Devin Booker||Shooting Guard|
|Josh Okogie||Small Forward|
|Kevin Durant||Power Forward|
Thunder Projected Starting Five
|Tre Mann||Point Guard|
|Josh Giddey||Shooting Guard|
|Luguentz Dort||Small Forward|
|Dario Saric||Power Forward|
Thunder vs. Suns Prediction
This is a challenging game to handicap. The Suns are undoubtedly the better team, but the Thunder have been playing well, and fourteen is an insane amount of points to cover.
OKC has done a decent job of covering the spread against the Suns, with a record of 3-2-1 in their last six. It’s also worth noting that the Thunder are 17-10-3 against the spread on the road. All signs point to an OKC cover, and with a slim chance of winning straight up, covering 14 is super easy.