An interesting game is scheduled from the NBA on Thursday night March 7th as the Oklahoma City Thunder will hit the road to face the Phoenix Suns in a contest between two playoff bound teams. The Thunder and Suns will get things started from Phoenix at 9PM Eastern Time and you can watch this game over the NBA League Pass Channel. Check out the NBA odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The point spread odds from this NBA game has the road side Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -6 ½ points with an over under total lined at 217 ½ points. Those who bet the Oklahoma City Thunder on the money line will lay -260 odds with the return on the home underdog Phoenix Suns at +220 odds on the money line.
This is a lot of points to give the Phoenix Suns in this spot as they enter play with a road record of 21-12 this season. Overall the Suns are 35-25 and they sit tied in the eighth seed in the Western conference with the Dallas Mavericks for the final playoff spot. Phoenix can’t feel to secured for a playoff spot as the Memphis Grizzlies sits just 1 game behind the Suns and the streaking Minnesota Timberwolves is just five games behind the Suns. With only 22 games left on the schedule for Phoenix they will be in a dogfight for a post season berth. Expect a strong effort from Phoenix in this spot after a bad home loss to the LA Clippers in their last game. The play here is against Oklahoma City. The reason for it is the team will be missing two important pieces on the defensive end of the court as both Kendrick Persons and Thabo Sefolsha will be missing some extended time. Sefolosha will miss over a month and Perkins is out until the early part of May. Thabo Sefolosh is a very underrated defensive player. A few years back he was sidelined with an injury and the Thunder had a tough time adjusting without his defensive presence on the court. The good defensive play of Perkins and Sefolosha and Ibaka took a lot of pressure defensively off the shoulders of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Now both Westbrook and Durant have to work harder on defense which will impact this team.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Thursday we will play on the Phoenix Suns +6 ½ points against the Oklahoma City Thunder with sportsbook betting.