Can Thunder roll past Spurs' bench?
The Oklahoma City Thunder are major favorites tonight when they host the San Antonio Spurs. Are the Thunder getting too much credit?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Thunder are big favorites, as they are getting odds of -12.5 points against the Spurs. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 204 points.
Oklahoma City is 50-22 overall, 29-9 at home and 31-40-1 against the spread. San Antonio is 61-11 overall, 24-11 on the road and 42-30 against the spread. The home team has won both games this season, but the Thunder have covered the spread in each of the two meetings.
The reason the Spurs are such big dogs tonight is that coach Greg Popovich is doing his usual routine of resting many players. The Spurs will be without Ginobili, Parker, Duncan, Leonard and possibly Aldridge. That leaves the door open for Oklahoma City, which is looking to pick up some big wins after having notable losses to good teams the last few months. The Thunder are also playing well, having won six straight while scoring at least 111 points in all six wins. Look for a big win against the Spurs’ B squad.
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