Oklahoma City Thunder versus Phoenix Suns Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 12-31-2012

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The 11-20 Phoenix Suns will be the road club as they battle the 23-6 Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Oklahoma City is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The point spread in this NBA contest has the home club Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -12 points with the total of 207 points. There has been no line movement since the odds were released from this game.

The teams met three times last season with the Thunder winning all three games and covering the point spread in two of the games. Trend: The over is 8-2 in their past ten head to head meetings.

Phoenix is a horrid 2-13 straight up on the road this season. The team has lost five straight games. They drop a 111-107 road defeat on Saturday night to the Minnesota Timberwolves as a +9 point underdog. The Suns have been a poor defensive team this season by allowing 101 points. Teams make 47% of their shots against Phoenix as the Suns rank 29th in defensive field goal percentage on the season.

The Thunder is 15-2 on their home court. They have won two straight following a team two game losing that included a six point defeat at Miami on Christmas. OKC crushes Houston on Saturday 124-94 as a -4 ½ point road favorite. The team shoots nearly 48% in the win and survives 22 turnovers. OKC is the number one scoring offense in the NBA as they average nearly 106 points a game. They defend well by allowing 42.6% shooting good for second in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage. Kevin Durant leads the team with 28 points and 51% shooting.

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