Thunder vs. Spurs Prediction
The Spurs had a rough “rodeo road trip” but returned home on Wednesday night and cruised to victory over a previously hot Pistons squad. Back home again Saturday night, will the Spurs make it back-to-back wins when they host the OKC Thunder at 8:30 p.m. ET as a small favorite?
8:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 2, 2019
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Spurs are 4.5-point favorites to beat the Thunder. The total, meanwhile, sits at 230 points and as of this writing, 54% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Thunder to cover the point spread.
Oklahoma City Thunder Fantasy Spin
Paul George (shoulder) is listed as out Saturday against the Spurs. This will be his second game out after missing Thursday's home loss to the 76ers. George's injury isn't considered serious, but fantasy owners certainly miss him in the crunch time of the season. If he is indeed out, Jerami Grant, Markieff Morris and Dennis Schroder should benefit. Russell Westbook will be busy.
San Antonio Spurs Fantasy Spin
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points on 12-of-21 shooting vs. the Nets on Monday, adding 10 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 37 minutes. February has been arguably his worst month, as he was averaging 17.9 points, 9.3 boards and 1.3 blocks on 45.6% from the field prior to this outburst. San Antonio has lost three straight games and are 3-7 in February which has moved them down to No. 8 in the West. That may be a blessing in disguise for his fantasy owners though, as it means the Spurs may not be able to monitor LMA's minutes down the stretch. The same is true for DeMar DeRozan who finished with 23 points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 34 minutes.
NBA Betting Trends
The Thunder are 0-5 at the betting window in their last five games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
The Spurs have failed to cover the spread in 10 of their last 11 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous contest.
As far as the line is concerned, there’s good value tonight in the Thunder. That said, without George, Russell Westbrook becomes the primary focal point of OKC’s offense. Yes, he’s coming off yet another triple-double on Thursday, scoring 23 points with 11 rebounds, 11 assists, one block, one steal, one 3-pointer and four turnovers in 38 minutes. Westbrook will be busy again tonight in San Antonio but that isn’t necessarily a good thing. Russ was inefficient and after being scorching hot from deep right before the All-Star Break, he crashed back to Earth versus the 76ers on Thursday. The Spurs appeared to have rediscovered their confidence in their return to AT&T Center and after fading them in their win over the Pistons, I will be on San Antonio tonight.
Saturday NBA Prediction: San Antonio Spurs -4.5