Thunder vs. Spurs Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Thunder are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 197 points.
Oklahoma City enters with a 7-7 overall and ATS record after a 92-79 home win over the Bulls. San Antonio is 9-6 overall and 7-8 ATS following a 98-86 loss at the Timberwolves. The Spurs went 2-1 straight up and ATS in three meetings last season. The under went 3-0.
The Thunder were led by Carmelo Anthony with 18 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Chicago. Russell Westbrook accounted for 21 points, seven assists, five rebounds and four steals. Jerami Grant added 15 points and 11 rebounds off the bench. Oklahoma City led 27-7 after one quarter.
LaMarcus Aldridge registered 15 points, 10 boards and three assists in the loss at Minnesota. Pau Gasol contributed 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Patty Mills added 13 points and five assists. San Antonio led 24-18 after one quarter, but was outscored 39-19 in the second.
The Thunder are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings in San Antonio.
Oklahoma City has played better ball as of late as its new pieces in Anthony and Paul George have figured out their roles within the team structure. This is a tough test in a difficult road environment and we believe the Thunder are going to hit another snag before finding smooth sailing again. Trust in Gregg Popovich and the Spurs.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: SAN ANTONIO +1.5