In this high caliber all-Western battle between two teams with almost identical records tied in the 5th place of the conference, the Oklahoma City Thunder (38-29), who want to turn their latest victory into a streak. are hosting the San Antonio Spurs (37-28), who are looking to bounce back after another loss. San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 03-10-2018, 20:30 EDT
Spread: Oklahoma City Thunder -5.5
Thunder have a 38-29 record (27-40-0 against the spread) so far this season. OKC come into Saturday’s action tied with today’s opponent, the Spurs, as well as the Timberwolves. The trio of clubs currently are tide for 5th place of the West. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning at home against the Suns with a 115-87 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Russell Westbrook with 25.4 ppg. The All Star guard adds team highs both in rebounding with 9.6 and in assists made, with 10.1 per game. He is followed by Paul George with 22.2 ppg and 5.5 rebounds, while Carmelo Anthony adds 16.9 ppg and 5.9 rebounds per game.
Spurs have a 37-28 record (33-30-2 against the spread) so far this season. San Antonio, the OKC Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves all own the 5th place spot in the West standings. They have lost seven of their last nine matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Warriors with a 107-110 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by LaMarcus Aldridge with 22.4 ppg. The All Star adds a team high 8.4 rebounds per game. Teammate Kawhi Leonard remains out indefinitely with an injury. Rudy Gay follows with 11.2 ppg and 5.1 rebounds, while Pau Gasol adds 10.7 ppg and a team high 8.4 rebounds per game.
In their two previous meetings earlier this season, each team won at home (Thunder by 3 points and Spurs by 3 as well). Thunder are 22-11 at home so far this season. While the Spurs are 14-20 on the road. Thunder are better offensively, scoring 106.8 ppg to Spurs’ 102.4, while Spurs have the best defense in the league, allowing 99.6 ppg to Thunder’s 103.8. Spurs have better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 45.89% to Thunder’s 45.39% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 35.31% to Thunder’s 34.88%. They are also better in assists made (22.9 to 21.1), while Thunder are better in rebounding (45 to 44.3). Spurs have been struggling lately and have been ineffective on the road throughout the season. Vegas odds give Thunder a -5.5 spread and expect them to beat those odds for the home victory.
San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder -5.5 (-110)
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