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Oklahoma City Thunder vs San Antonio Spurs Odds
NBA betting interest will be piqued on Thursday when the Thunder of Oklahoma City hit the hard court against the Spurs of San Antonio.
Supporters of the Thunder have seen them go 0-0 and 0-0 ATS so far this season, while the Spurs are at 1-0 and 0-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Spurs are 1-0, while the Thunder are 0-0.
The Spurs are listed as 2-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 201.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 3 (Spurs) and the No. 2 (Thunder) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 52-48 result in favor of the Spurs is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Thunder rank No. 23 in the league with 0 per game. That compares with San Antonio’s No. 12 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where San Antonio is the NBA’s No. 8-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Thunder rate No. 23 with 0 per contest.
Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 121-106 loser on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (227) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Kevin Durant chucked in 32 points for Oklahoma City on Thursday, but they still came up short in losing 121-106 at AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Spurs were a 99-95 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (194) made winners of OVER bettors. Tim Duncan scored 24 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading San Antonio over New Orleans, 99-95, on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Portland are 5-5
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 9-1
After playing New Orleans are 10-0
After a win are 9-1
A few Thunder at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing San Antonio
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games on the road
San Antonio is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
San Antonio is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
San Antonio is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 6 games
Oklahoma City home to Portland, Friday, November 2
San Antonio home to Utah, Saturday, November 3