Thunder vs. Spurs in NBA odds action
Two of the NBA's best teams will battle in San Antonio on Saturday night as the Spurs play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder in marquee basketball betting action at the sportsbooks.
Oklahoma City got past San Antonio by a score of 94-88 and covered the 2.5-point spread at home when the Western powers met for the first time this year on November 27. The Thunder are 7-3 SU and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 against the Spurs.
The Spurs sport a record of 21-5 and 14-12 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Thunder sit at 21-4 and 14-11 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-10 for the Spurs and 14-11 for the Thunder. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 2-rated Spurs and the No. 5-rated Thunder in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 101-100 win for the Spurs on Saturday.
Oklahoma City was a 107-95 winner in its last match at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 202 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Thunder got a 32-point performance from Kevin Durant as Oklahoma City handed Chicago a 107-95 defeat on Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
In their last action, San Antonio was a 104-102 winner on the road against the Warriors. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (206) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Golden State was scorched by Marco Belinelli for 28 points as the Spurs defated the Warriors 104-102 in NBA action on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 8-ranked offense (103.12 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 9 at 98.32 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 49.13% from the field per game, more than the Thunder have managed so far this season (46.95% on average).
Oklahoma City home to Toronto, Sunday, December 22nd
San Antonio home to Toronto, Monday, December 23rd