San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder Preview, Tips and Odds


The San Antonio Spurs (22-30) will visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (32-21) at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Spurs have lost four straight games and will have a hard road game coming up.
The Spurs are led by DeMar DeRozan who averages 23 points per game along with 5.2 assists per game. LaMarcus Aldridge averages a team-high 7.5 rebounds per game. The Spurs score 113.1 points per game but allow 114.4 points against. San Antonio shoots 47.1 percent from the field and brings down 45.2 rebounds per game.
The Thunder have won eight of their last ten games but dropped a close one to the Celtics most recently, 112-111. The Thunder are led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander who averages 19.6 points per game. Steven Adams averages a team-high 9.2 rebounds per game while Chris Paul averages 6.6 assists per game on the season. The Thunder average 110.5 points per game and allow 107.7 points per game. Oklahoma City shoots 47.1 percent from the field and snatch 43.3 rebounds per game.

San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder Head to Head

The Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs have played 172 games in the regular season with 77 victories for the Thunder and 95 for the Spurs. These conference rivals already met twice this season; both games were played in San Antonio, and the series is currently tied at 1-1.

San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder Stats

The Spurs are average offensively this season, ranking 9th in scoring offense with 113.1 points per game. San Antonio is 16th in rebounding with 45.2 boards a contest while the team is 13th in assists with 24.4 dimes per game. San Antonio is 21st in the league in scoring defense as they allow 114.4 points a game. DeMar DeRozan leads the team with 23 points per contest this season. LaMarcus Aldridge (18.7 points, 7.5 rebounds), Bryn Forbes (11.1 points) and Derrick White (9.9 points) are solid contributors as well on the offensive end. Dejounte Murray (10 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists), Patty Mills (11.6 points) and Rudy Gay (9.6 points, 5.4 rebounds) are solid secondary scoring options. The Spurs are tied for 6th in the league by shooting 47.1 percent from the field. San Antonio is tied for 27th in three-point field goals per game with 10.4 per contest. The Spurs are 9th in the league by knocking down 36.6 percent of their long-range attempts.

Top Performers:
The Thunder enters this one 18th in the league in scoring offense as they average 110.5 points per game. Oklahoma City is 22nd in rebounding with 43.3 boards a night while ranking 27th in assists by dishing out 22 dimes per game. The Thunder stands 10th in the league in scoring defense by allowing 107.7 points per contest. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is leading Oklahoma City with 19.6 points plus 6.2 rebounds per game on the season. Danilo Gallinari contributes 19.2 points plus 5.7 rebounds per game while Chris Paul chips in 17.2 points plus 6.6 assists a night. The Thunder can look to Steven Adams (10.7 points, 9.2 rebounds) and Dennis Schroder (19.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists) in order to get their offense going. Terrance Ferguson, Mike Muscala, Nerlens Noel, Abdel Nader and Darius Bazley all have to contribute for the Thunder to have success. Oklahoma City is tied for 6th in the league in field goal percentage as they hit 47.1 percent from the floor as a team this season. The Thunder is tied for 27th in threes made per game as they drain 10.4 per contest while ranking tied for 17th by hitting 35.2 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc.

San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder News

Missing players Spurs: DeMar DeRozan (Back) is questionable.
Missing players Thunder: Darius Bazley (Thumb) is out indefinitely.

San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

Spread: -6.5 Thunder
O/U: 220.5

San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder Predictions

The Spurs have been really struggling as of late. All four losses have come on the road and they’ll face another tough road test against the Thunder. Losses came against Portland and Sacramento first. Those two teams are below .500. The Thunder are 11 games above .500 and are not fun to play at home. The Spurs are getting blown out on the road and the Thunder should have no problem rebounding from the loss to the Celtics to defeat the Spurs at home. Plus, the Spurs will be playing this game as a second game of a back-to-back. The Thunder will be at home and ready with extra rest. Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. Final Score Prediction, Oklahoma City Thunder win and cover 114-107.

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