NBA Betting: Thunder host Spurs

Having knocked around the Oklahoma City Thunder the last time they met, the San Antonio Spurs will be looking to do it again on Thursday night as those teams meet in NBA betting action.

The Spurs beat the Thunder 105-93 as a 2.5-point home favorite in their March 11 matchup, in the third straight UNDER result between the teams. Overall, though, San Antonio is just 5-5 SU and 3-6-1 ATS over its last 10 games against the Thunder.

Oklahoma City battles the Spurs, currently with a 56-19 mark (39-34-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 34-37-3 for the Thunder and 32-42-1 for the Spurs. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Thunder in this one found them as 7-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 202.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Thunder sit at No. 1 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Spurs are at No. 3 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Thunder will win this game 110-108.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 1-ranked offense (106 PPG) against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 9 at 96.2 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 48.1% from the field per game, less than the Spurs have managed so far this season (48.6% on average).

Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.7 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 98-84 winner as they battled the Magic at home. The Spurs covered in the match as a 12.5-point favorite, while 182 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Danny Green scored 20 points leading the Spurs to a 98-84 victory over Orlando at AT&T Center on Wednesday.

Oklahoma City was a 109-99 winner in its last match on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 208 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Oklahoma City got 30 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 109-99 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday at Bradley Center.

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 9-1
After playing Orlando are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana are 2-8
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Spurs at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 7 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
San Antonio is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
Oklahoma City is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games at home
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against San Antonio

Next up:
San Antonio home to Atlanta, Saturday, April 6
Oklahoma City at Indiana, Friday, April 5