The Thunder (-285) are favored by 7 points over the Spurs (+227) in a Western Conference matchup. Oklahoma City has won three in a row and is 1st in the West at 30-13. San Antonio is 15th in the West at 8-35.
This game will be played at the Frost Bank Center in San Antonio and will tip off at 9:30 ET. It can be seen on ESPN.
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER VS SAN ANTONIO SPURS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder -7
This game will be played at Frost Bank Center at 9:30 ET on Wednesday, January 24th.
WHY BET THE OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-106 in favor of the Thunder.
- Our projections have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finishing with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Thunder finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.0% and knocking down 13 threes.
Will the Thunder Live Up to Expectations on the Road?
The Thunder are currently in 1st place in the Western Conference with a record of 30-13. In the West, they are 18-10 against other conference opponents and 12-3 in non-conference games.
Oklahoma City has won three straight games and is 13-8 on the road this season. Their ATS record on the road is also 13-8, and they have covered the spread in their last two road games.
This season, the Thunder have been favored in 27 of their 43 games and have a record of 21-6 in those games. As the favorite, they are 18-9 against the spread and have an average scoring margin of +11.7 points per game.
In their last game, the Thunder defeated the Trail Blazers by a score of 111-109. The O/U line for that game was 232, and OKC was favored by 13.5 points. This improved their ATS record to 29-14 for the season.
So far this season, the Thunder have an O/U record of 24-19, and the under has hit in their last two games. On average, their games have finished with a combined scoring total of 235 points.
Heading into their matchup with the Spurs, the Thunder are one of the NBA’s highest-scoring teams, averaging 121.5 points per game (3rd). On the road, they are putting up 119.0 points per contest (4th).
Oklahoma City is one of the league’s most efficient offenses, ranking 2nd in field goal percentage at 50%. They are also 3rd in two-point field goal percentage (57%) and 3rd in three-point shooting (39%).
Despite their high-scoring ways, the Thunder are last in the NBA in offensive rebounds at 8.4 per game. In terms of pace, they are 10th in the league at 99.8 possessions per game.
Coming into the game, the Thunder defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 46.5% of their games. Currently, they are 14th in the NBA at 113.6 points per game allowed. Inside the arc, the Thunder defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 51.1% and 36.4% from three-point territory.
Will San Antonio Come Through as Home Underdogs?
San Antonio’s O/U record for the season is 26-16-1, and the over has hit in their last three games. Today’s O/U line is set at 241, and the average O/U line in their games this season is 233.8.
In their last game against the 76ers, the two teams combined for 256 points, which was higher than the O/U line of 237.5. The Spurs lost the game by a score of 133-123.
Against the spread, the Spurs have covered in three straight games, and they are 21-22 overall. At home, their ATS record is 9-10, and they are 5-19 straight-up at home.
San Antonio is 8-35 on the season, which is 15th in the Western Conference. In the Southwest Division, they are in 5th place. As for their ATS record, they are 18-22 as the underdog and 3-0 as the favorite.
At home, the Spurs are averaging 116.3 points per game, which is 15th in the league. Overall, they are 22nd in the NBA with 112.8 points per game. In terms of pace, San Antonio is 3rd in the league, averaging 101.9 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Spurs are 15th in the league with 12.8 made threes per game. However, they are just 28th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%. In terms of field goal percentage, San Antonio is 28th in the NBA at 46%.
So far, the Spurs have outscored the NBA scoring average in 48.8% of their games. In terms of free throw shooting, they are 28th in made free throws per game and 29th in free throw attempts per game.
On defense, the Spurs are ranked 26th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 74.4% of their games. Opponents are hitting 55.3% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.5% of their three-point attempts.