It's Not Always Sunny in Oklahoma City
If there's EVER been a time a team would want to beat an easy foil it's tonite in OKC vs the Suns. Why? OKC is on the "2nd round bubble" right now. What we mean by the 2nd round bubble, is OKC is batting 7th in the West right now which means they'd play either Golden State or Houston in the first round of the playoffs. If you're going to send your boys to the playoffs, nothing's worse than getting dunked-on in the first round-- both Houston and GSW are going to want to 4-0 the first round for sure. Nothing would piss off OKC more than all that off-season activity only to one-and-done the first round of the playoffs-- it'd be good for NOBODY. Westbrook would probably bite a turnbuckle (R.I.P. George the Animal), Melo would cry himself into retirement, and the OKC organization might fully implode under the weight of too many promises to Westbrook. So WIN they will tonite, it's almost 100%; the only thing preventing a win tonite in OKC is a fix, and we just think the stakes are too high for THOSE kind of shennanigans. You love Phoenix's 1-9 record in last 10? Fine, take the 10 points (-110) they're giving you, but if you just want free money-- OKC to win, the odds you're getting hardly matter.
Let's look at other reasons behind the trade:
OKC without Roberson is STILL the much better team
Roberson being out is ALWAYS a problem for OKC, but Jerami Grant has actually really stepped up as a stopgap. Frankly it's Melo that needs to up his game or else OKC's season is over.
Tanking one for the Ayton
The tanking this season has reached shameless proportions, the Bulls are resting good players, and the Suns are playing bad ones. Alec Peters, Davon Reed, Jared Dudley, Shaquille Harrison??? Who ARE these guys?
You know what? Forget the rest, this isn't even worth the time, just take OKC moneyline to protect against point-shaving, and call it a night. If we're wrong on this one, you should consider (and we will too) never betting again on an NBA regular season game.
Best of Luck!
Oh, and they HATE playing Alex Len which is PREPOSTEROUS! To heck with the Suns