Free NBA Picks Today: Phoenix Suns vs Oklahoma City Thunder 3/8/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Phoenix Suns vs Oklahoma City Thunder 3/8/23
Wed 8th March 2023

The Oklahoma City Thunder (31-34, 11-19 Away), one of the NBA’s top scoring teams, head to face the Phoenix Suns (36-29, 21-10 Home) on Wednesday.

Oklahoma City is playing the second of a back-to-back after beating the Golden State Warriors 137-128 at Paycom Center yesterday, their third win in a row. With 33 points, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the scoring leader.

Josh Giddey had a triple double with 17 points, 17 assists, and 11 rebounds. The Thunder are 12th in the Western Conference. Phoenix won their third in a row on Sunday at American Airlines Center, beating the Dallas Mavericks 130-126.

Kevin Durant topped the scoresheet with 37 points. With 36 points and 10 assists, Devin Booker also had an impressive game. The Suns are fourth in the Western Conference.

The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Phoenix will be pursuing a season sweep against Oklahoma City after coming out on top in the only previous matchup 124-115 at Footprint Center on February 24. Booker led the Suns with 25 points, eight assists, and six rebounds.

Isaiah Joe had 28 points and seven rebounds in the losing effort.The Thunder have been led this season by Gilgeous-Alexander, who is averaging 31.2 points per game, fifth-highest in the league.

Meanwhile, Giddey is contributing 7.8 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges have supplied much of the Suns’ offense, averaging 18.0 and 17.2 points per game, respectively.

Ayton also has averaged 10.0 rebounds per game, 10th-most in the NBA, while Bridges has recorded 3.6 assists per game. The Thunder are averaging 118.4 points per game, ranking as one of the most explosive offenses in the league (2nd).

The teams have split their last 10 meetings at Footprint Center (5-5). Meanwhile, the Thunder are 3-6 when playing two days in a row this season and 3-4 in such games against opponents with at least a day of rest. The Suns are 7-1 with a rest advantage.

Oklahoma City is 4-6 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +4.9 (121.2-116.3). Phoenix has a 7-3 record over the last 10, scoring 115.2 points per game on average while holding opponents to 109.7 (+5.5 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jalen Williams: 36.8 | 20.6 | +16.2
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: 6.5 | 12.8 | -6.3
Points per game:
Jalen Williams: 25.8 | 13.3 | +12.5
Assists per game:
Josh Giddey: 11.0 | 6.2 | +4.8


Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Cameron Payne: 11.0 | 18.4 | -7.4
Points per game:
Cameron Payne: 6.6 | 11.3 | -4.7
Assists per game:
Devin Booker: 7.8 | 5.8 | +2.0

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Phoenix Suns -13.5 (-110)

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