Free NBA Picks Today: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Phoenix Suns 4/2/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Phoenix Suns 4/2/23
Sun 2nd April 2023

The Oklahoma City Thunder (38-40, 23-16 Home), one of the league’s top scoring teams, welcome the Phoenix Suns (42-35, 16-23 Away) on Sunday.

Phoenix beat the Denver Nuggets 100-93 at Footprint Center on Friday, their fourth win in a row. Kevin Durant was the standout player with 30 points. The Suns are the fourth seed in the Western Conference.

Oklahoma City lost on Friday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, falling to the Indiana Pacers 121-117. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 39 points and nine rebounds in the loss, leading the team. The Thunder are the 10th seed in the Western Conference.

This is the final meeting of the season between the teams. Oklahoma City will be looking to split the season series after taking only one of the three prior games, including a 124-120 victory at Paycom Center on March 19. Devin Booker topped all players in scoring with 46 points in defeat.

Gilgeous-Alexander had 40 points for the Thunder. The Suns have been led this season by Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges, who are averaging 17.7 and 17.2 points per game, respectively. Ayton also has grabbed 9.8 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Chris Paul is dishing 9.1 assists per game.

Gilgeous-Alexander has been the primary provider of the Thunder’s offense, averaging 31.4 points per game. He ranks as the fourth-highest scorer in the league. Josh Giddey is posting 7.9 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game.

The Thunder rank as one of the top scoring offenses in the league, fifth-best with 117.4 points per game. The Suns have not found much success at Paycom Center in recent seasons, losing eight of the last 10 trips.

Phoenix is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +0.5 (113.9-113.4). Oklahoma City has also split the last 10 (5-5), allowing 117.4 points per game on average while scoring only 114.9 (-2.5 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Deandre Ayton: 18.0 | 29.2 | -11.2
Points per game:
Deandre Ayton: 10.7 | 17.7 | -7.0
Rebounds per game:
Deandre Ayton: 7.0 | 9.8 | -2.8


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jalen Williams: 30.6 | 22.0 | +8.6
Aleksej Pokusevski: 2.3 | 14.7 | -12.3
Points per game:
Jalen Williams: 20.8 | 14.2 | +6.6
Rebounds per game:
Josh Giddey: 10.0 | 7.9 | +2.1

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Phoenix Suns (-225)

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