|NBA Spurs vs. Thunder Picks & Predictions for Monday, December 17, 2012|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Monday, 17 December 2012 14:53|
Spurs vs. Thunder Prediction
Last game (Nov. 1): SAN ANTONIO (-2) over Oklahoma City, 86-84. San Antonio (19-6 SU, 16-8-1 ATS, 14-11 O/U) is back on the road after finishing their last trip, losing two straight. The Spurs defeated Boston in their last game on Saturday, 103-88, giving 9. Oklahoma City (19-4 SU, 14-8-1 ATS, 13-10 O/U) is coming off a 113-103 win over Sacramento at home, failing to cover the 13.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Thunder opened as a 5-point favorite and remained there in most books. The total opened at 207.5 and moved to 200 in most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 59% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Thunder. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Oklahoma City. According to latest NBA trends, the favorite is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings, the home team is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings, 4-1 ATS L5 in series at home, 4-0-1 ATS L5 in series, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southwest, 17-6-2 ATS in their last 25 vs. Western Conference and is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. Spurs are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have won 10 in a row to own the best record in the NBA. They are also the highest-scoring team, averaging 105.7ppg and own a 9.3 point differential. The Spurs will likely be without sixth-man Manu Ginobili (quad) is listed as doubtful. Kevin Durant, who scored 31 points on Friday, had a game-high 23 points when Oklahoma City last played San Antonio. The three-time NBA scoring champion is having another brilliant season - with his 27.5 points per game already ahead of his career average. Oklahoma City has a 13-2 mark at home and with Ginobili out and this is revenge game after their loss on November 1, expect a Thunder double-digit win and an easy cover. Their speed and athleticism will be too much once again for the Spurs.
2012 NBA FREE PICK: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER -5