The Phoenix Suns will hit the road to battle the Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA pro basketball game set for Sunday night.
First tip from Oklahoma City is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.
The odds from this contest have the home standing Oklahoma City Thunder favored by –12 1/2 points with the total lined at 197 points.
Phoenix is 2-0 on the season after an 87-84 home victory on Friday night to the Utah Jazz as a -3 point betting favorite. The game total landed under 195 ½ points. It was tied at 84 until Eric Bledsoe hits the game winner from three with a second remaining.
The Suns survived a 37.3% shooting game with 6 of 22 three pointers. Phoenix had seven less rebounds. Eric Bledsoe led the team with 18 points and six assists on 4 of 15 shooting. Phoenix wins with defense as they held the Jazz to 36.5% shooting with 5 of 17 from three. The Suns forced 21 Jazz turnovers.
Oklahoma City is 1-1 on this young season following a 100-81 road defeat on Friday to the Minnesota Timberwolves as a +2 point betting odds underdog. The game landed at under 201 points. The Thunder fell behind 34-19 after one period.
The team shot just 34.9% from the floor and 7 of 31 from three. OKC had 21 turnovers in defeat. Kevin Durant led the Thunder starters with 13 points and four rebounds on 4 of 11 shooting. On defense Oklahoma City allowed Minnesota 42.9% shooting along with 8 of 20 makes from three. They attempted 19 free throws and Minnesota took 33 shots from the charity stripe.