Thunder face the Spurs in San Antonio
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 2-0 both SU and ATS against the San Antonio Spurs already this season as those Western clubs tip off in marquee NBA betting lines action Wednesday night.
The Thunder are also a dominant 8-2 SU and 8-1-1 ATS over their last 10 games against the Spurs dating back to 2012, including home and road SU and ATS victories this season. The UNDER has paid out in five of the last six games between the Thunder and the Spurs.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Spurs are 32-9 so far on the season, and 21-20 ATS vs. the number. The Thunder, meanwhile, are 32-10 and 24-18 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Antonio go 24-17 and the Thunder go 20-22 on the totals.
This game pits the Spurs, currently No. 10 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Thunder, who rate No. 3 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 101-100 victory for the Spurs.
The Thunder were a 105-97 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (202) made winners of UNDER bettors. Kevin Durant poured in 46 points for Oklahoma City on Tuesday, as they defeated Portland 105-97 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
San Antonio won its last outing, a 110-82 result against the Bucks on January 19. The Spurs covered in that game as a 15-point favorite, while the 192 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Spurs blew out Milwaukee on Sunday, running up the score in a 110-82 win at AT&T Center.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 6-ranked offense (104.76 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 7 at 98.05 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 49.32% from the field per game, more than the Thunder have managed so far this season (46.64% on average).
Oklahoma City at Boston, Friday, January 24th
San Antonio at Atlanta, Friday, January 24th