Suns vs Thunder: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – April 2, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 2, 2021

The Phoenix Suns (33-14) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (20-27) as double-digit,  favorites after Devin Booker scored 45 points in the Suns’ 121-116 victory over the Bulls. The matchup airs on BSOK at 10:00 PM ET on Friday, April 2. The over/under in the matchup is .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of April 2, 2021, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Suns vs Thunder Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 2

Suns:
Frank Kaminsky: Out (Health Protocols),
Torrey Craig: Day To Day (Knee),
Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)

Thunder:
Luguentz Dort: Day To Day (Concussion protocol),
Mike Muscala: Out (Ankle),
Darius Bazley: Day To Day (Shoulder),
Ty Jerome: Out (Ankle),
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Day To Day (Foot)

Suns and Thunder Records ATS

  • Phoenix has played to a 30-16-1 record against the spread this season.
  • The Suns have a winning record against the spread when favored by 12.5 points or more, going 1-0 this season.
  • Only 23 of 47 Phoenix games this season (48.9%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • Oklahoma City has a 25-21-1 record ATS this season.
  • Oklahoma City and its opponents have typically been held under the total points bet this season, only hitting the over in 44.7% (21) of their 47 games played.

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Head to Head

The Thunder got a team-high 21 points from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on the way to a 102-97 win against Chris Paul (32 points) and the Suns in their most recent matchup on January 27, 2021. The Suns were 8-point favorites in the game, but the Thunder covered the spread in the loss. The teams scored 199 total points to finish below the 215-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/27/2021 Suns Suns -8 215 -337 270 Regular Season 102-97 OKC

Scoring Trends

  • Phoenix’s games this year have gone over the point total for Friday’s matchup point total (219.5 points) in 44.7% of opportunities (21 out of 47 matchups).
  • In 48.9% of Oklahoma City’s games this season (23 of 47), the total points scored was higher than Friday’s 219.5-point over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Suns games is 221 points, 1.5 more than the over/under of 219.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 1.1 points separates this contest’s over/under (219.5 points) and the average total points bet in Thunder’s games (218.4 points) this season.
  • The average implied total for the Suns this season is 113.5 points, 2.5 fewer points than their implied total of 116 points in Friday’s game.
  • Phoenix has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (116) 19 times.
  • The Thunder’s average implied point total on the season (113.7 points) is 9.7 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (104 points).
  • Oklahoma City has scored more than this game’s implied total of 104 points 28 times this season.
  • The Suns are at the 11th spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (113.7 PPG), while the Thunder allow the 18th-fewest points per game (112.1) in the league.
  • The Suns have out-scored their opponents by a total of 299 points this season (6.4 points per game on average), and opponents of the Thunder have out-scored them by 277 more points on the year (5.8 per game).

Suns Leaders

  • Booker leads the Suns in scoring, putting up 25.5 points per game.
  • Booker’s points prop total for the game is set at 25.5, equal to his season average of 25.5.
  • Deandre Ayton paces Phoenix with 10.9 rebounds per game and Paul leads the squad with 8.7 assists per matchup.
  • Ayton’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 27.5, 0.5 greater than his season average of 27.0.
  • Jae Crowder is the top three-point shooter for the Suns, hitting 2.5 per game.
  • Crowder’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, equal to his season average of 2.5.
  • Phoenix’s blocks leader is Ayton, who collects 1.1 per game. Paul leads the team averaging 1.4 steals a game.
  • Ayton’s blocks prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.4 blocks higher than his season average of 1.1.

Thunder Leaders

  • Gilgeous-Alexander’s excellent performances this season give him the top spot on the Thunder scoring and assists leaderboards with 23.7 points per game and 5.9 assists per game.
  • Gilgeous-Alexander’s assists prop total for the contest is posted at 5.5 assists, 0.4 assists less than his season average of 5.9.
  • Moses Brown collects all of the boards and is the Oklahoma City leader in rebounds, pulling down 8.2 per game.
  • Brown’s rebounding prop total for the contest is listed at 18.5 boards, 10.3 rebounds greater than his season average of 8.2.
  • Ty Jerome makes more threes per game than any other member of the Thunder, averaging 2.2 treys per game.
  • Jerome’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.3 shots greater than his season average of 2.2.
  • Oklahoma City’s Theo Maledon has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.0 per game and Brown is first in blocks with 1.2 per game.
  • Maledon’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.5 steals higher than his season average of 1.0.

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