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Thunder-Spurs: Second-Round Preview?

Russell Westbrook

*Update: the Oklahoma City Thunder have announced Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant will sit tonight.

Thanks to the Golden State Warriors, the San Antonio Spurs no longer have the opportunity to become the first team to go unbeaten at home in the regular season. I’m getting the feeling head coach Gregg Popovich will be just fine with that, however, as the Spurs have the opportunity to finish 40-1 if they can beat the Oklahoma City Thunder at the AT&T Center tonight.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Thunder' last six games with a closing total of 204.0 or more.
  • The Spurs are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games after a loss.
  • The Thunder are 1-5 SU in their last six games on the road against the Spurs.

This is a potential second-round playoff matchup, but you’ll have to excuse both squads if they’re lacking urgency tonight. Until its recent three-game slide, San Antonio hadn’t lost three consecutive games all year long. The Spurs are coming off a 37.8 percent shooting performance versus the Dubs – the second-lowest mark of the campaign.

The good news for Spurs backers is the Thunder have been atrocious when it comes to playing on little rest. OKC hammered Los Angeles 112-79 on Monday, but is 1-5 SU in their last six games in the second half of back-to-back games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Oklahoma City Thunder betting line opened this morning as 6-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 206 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 105-100 win for the Thunder on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs San Antonio Spurs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Antonio Spurs bring a 65-15 record (43-37 ATS) to the battle against the 55-26 Oklahoma City Thunder, who are 35-43-3 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen San Antonio Spurs go 35-43-2 so far and the Oklahoma City Thunder go 39-42. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Antonio vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

This game pits the San Antonio Spurs, currently No. 7 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Oklahoma City Thunder, who rate No. 4 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up San Antonio's No. 10-ranked offense (103.65 PPG) against a Oklahoma City Thunder defense that ranks No. 15 at 102.95 PPG. The San Antonio Spurs have averaged 48.46% from the field per game, more than the Oklahoma City Thunder have managed so far this NBA season (47.72% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Thunder blew out Los Angeles on Monday, running up the score in a 112-79 win at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Lamarcus Aldridge poured in 24 points and chipped in with 24 rebounds in a losing cause for San Antonio on Sunday, as the Warriors rolled to a 92-86 victory over San Antonio at AT&T Center.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma City is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games
  • Oklahoma City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games on the road
  • San Antonio is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • San Antonio is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 16 of San Antonio's last 24 games
  • San Antonio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City home to , Wednesday, December 31st
San Antonio at Dallas, Wednesday, April 13th

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