Free NBA Picks Today: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Phoenix Suns 3/19/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Phoenix Suns 3/19/23
Sat 18th March 2023

The Phoenix Suns (38-32, 15-20 Away) will try to slow down one of the league’s top scoring teams when they are on the road to face the Oklahoma City Thunder (34-36, 21-15 Home) on Sunday.

Phoenix squeaked by the Orlando Magic 116-113 at Footprint Center on Thursday. With 19 points, Devin Booker was the leading scorer. Chris Paul added 16 points and seven assists. The Suns are fourth in the Western Conference.

Oklahoma City lost on Thursday at Scotiabank Arena, falling to the Toronto Raptors 128-111. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 29 points in defeat, leading the team. The Thunder are eighth in the Western Conference.

The teams are meeting for the last time this season. After winning both of the earlier season games against Oklahoma City, the last of which was a 132-101 victory at Footprint Center on March 8, Phoenix will be pursuing a season sweep. Booker led the Suns with 44 points. Lindy Waters III had 23 points in defeat.

Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges, averaging 18.0 and 17.2 points per game, respectively, are leading the Suns in scoring this season. Ayton also has grabbed 10.0 rebounds per game, 10th-most in the league. Meanwhile, Paul is dishing 9.1 assists per game.

Gilgeous-Alexander has supplied much of the Thunder’s offense, averaging 31.3 points per game. He ranks as the fifth-highest scorer in the NBA. Josh Giddey is averaging 7.9 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game.

The Thunder are averaging 117.8 points per game, ranking as one of the top scoring offenses in the league (3rd). The Suns have struggled in recent trips to Paycom Center, losing eight of the last 10. Oklahoma City has won four straight at home this season.

In the last 10 games, Phoenix is 6-4 with an average margin of +4.7 (116.8-112.1). Oklahoma City has also a 6-4 record over the last 10, scoring 117.5 points per game on average while allowing 114.9 (+2.6 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Josh Okogie: 17.2 | 11.7 | +5.5
Points per game:
Damion Lee: 5.8 | 8.4 | -2.6
Assists per game:
Devin Booker: 3.6 | 5.6 | -2.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jalen Williams: 30.5 | 21.2 | +9.3
Kenrich Williams: 0.0 | 14.6 | -14.6
Points per game:
Jalen Williams: 19.0 | 13.6 | +5.4
Rebounds per game:
Kenrich Williams: 0.0 | 4.8 | -4.8
Assists per game:
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 3.0 | 5.5 | -2.5

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Phoenix Suns (-105)

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