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NBA odds preview - Spurs vs. Thunder

San Antonio SpursOklahoma City Thunder
Jan 8, 7:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds


The Thunder will try to cover the spread at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday when they get a visit from the Spurs in basketball action.

This season the Thunder are 7-2 overall and 3-6 ATS against the number, while the Spurs are 6-2 and 4-4 ATS. As for the totals, Oklahoma City is 3-6 on the OU, and San Antonio is 4-4.

View San Antonio vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Spurs listed as 5.5-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 195.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Thunder - Spurs odds would favor the Spurs if the lines were set according to power ranks. Oklahoma City is rated No. 18 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Spurs sit at No. 16. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 105-101 win for the Spurs.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 99.7 PPG, against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 14 at 94.4 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 46.4% so far, more than the Spurs shooters have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 105.5 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

The Spurs were a 121-117 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (238) made winners of OVER bettors. The Spurs got 24 points from Danny Green as San Antonio ran past Denver 121-117 on Saturday at AT&T Center.

Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 98-95 winner as they battled the Rockets on the road. The Thunder failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 193 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Oklahoma City got 27 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 98-95 victory over Houston on Saturday at Toyota Center.

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 9-1
After playing Denver are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing Houston are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Spurs at Thunder trends to consider:
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 17 of San Antonio's last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oklahoma City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oklahoma City's last 12 games when playing at home against San Antonio

Next up:
San Antonio at Milwaukee, Tuesday, January 10
Oklahoma City at Memphis, Tuesday, January 10