San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Prediction
- Updated: April 3, 2014
Time: 8 PM EST Thursday March 3, 2014, TNT
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Oklahoma City Thunder host the San Antonio Spurs in a Western Conference match up.
In their last games: The Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 111-90 and the Thunder beat the Utah Jazz 116-96.
In their win over the Warriors the Spurs jumped out to a 15-point halftime lead, they played solid defense, and shot 53% from the floor.
In their win over the Jazz the Thunder outscored Utah 26-9 in the first quarter, Kevin Durant went for 31 points, and OKC shot a great FG% of 55.4%.
The Thunder have won all 3 games against the Spurs this season with the most recent being a 111-105 win in San Antonio.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Thunder are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games against the Spurs.
In the last 7 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 5 times.
The Spurs have won 19 straight games, but have lost 6 straight at Oklahoma City.
The Thunder have won 2 straight and are 8-2 in their last 10 games.
Point Spread: Oklahoma City -3.5
Total Line: 208
Money Line: Spurs +135/ Thunder -155
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
San Antonio Spurs: 59-16 SU 42-33 ATS
Oklahoma City Thunder: 54-19 SU 39-32-2 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• SA is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 road games.
• SA is 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall.
• SA has an Under record of 7-1 in their last 8 games.
• OKC is 6-1-2 ATS in their last 9 home games.
• OKC is 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• OKC has an Under record of 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
San Antonio Spurs: 98.58
Oklahoma City Thunder: 96.75
Key Player Injuries
[F] 03/25/2014 – Matt Bonner out indefinitely ( Calf )
[F] 04/02/2014 – Aron Baynes is downgraded to expected to miss Wednesday vs. Golden State ( Ribs )
[C] 02/22/2014 – Kendrick Perkins out indefinitely ( Groin )
[G] 03/31/2014 – Reggie Jackson “?” Thursday vs. San Antonio ( Back )
[G] 03/02/2014 – Thabo Sefolosha out indefinitely ( Leg )
Two of the higher scoring teams in the league and 2 of 3 in this matchup have gone over the total this season, but I feel that the under 208 is the play here. The Spurs have been playing great defense in recent games holding 6 of 8 opponents to 91 or fewer points and it’s not like the Thunder can’t play defense. Earlier in the season at Chesapeake Energy Arena when these two met the linesmaker hung a 202.5 on the board and it was all about defense with Oklahoma City pulling out the 94-87 win. Thunder guard Westbrook is questionable for this match making this an even stronger play if he doesn’t go. Take the UNDER 208.