Oklahoma City Thunder versus Phoenix Suns Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-8-2013

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The 17-33 Phoenix Suns will be the road team when they face the 37-12 Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday 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 odds from this pro basketball game has the home team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -13 ½ points with an over under line of 202 points. There has been no line movement since the odds came out a few hours ago.

This will be the third meeting of the season between the Suns and Thunder. OKC won and covered both games with one at home and on the road.

Phoenix has a road record of 5-21 on the year. The Suns drop their third game in four following a 93-84 road defeat on Wednesday to the New Orleans Hornets as a +6 ½ point road underdog. The game ended under 194 ½ points. The Suns are held to just 31 second half points in the loss. They shoot 44.9% from the field and a poor 1 of 15 from the three point line. They win the rebounding battle by 7 but commit 17 turnovers. Phoenix gives up 52% shooting to the Hornets. Marcin Gortat scored 14 points and 7 rebounds on 7 of 10 shooting in the loss. The Suns are a bad defensive club. They are 29th and second to last in the NBA in two key defensive categories which are field goal and three point defense. They allow 46.7% shooting and 38.3% from beyond the arc.

The Thunder is 22-3 on their home court. They win their second straight after a 119-98 home win on Wednesday to the Golden St Warriors as a -11 point betting favorite. The total landed over 214 points. OKC shot 50.5% from the floor in the win and hit on 8 of 23 from the three point line. They hold the Warriors to 40.9% shooting and forced 19 turnovers. Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 25 points and 7 rebounds on 10 of 18 shooting. Oklahoma City is the top scoring team in the NBA with 106.2 points per game average. They do defend well as they allow 43% shooting ranking third in the NBA.

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