Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs- Thursday NBA Pick
The Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs highlight Thursday night’s NBA betting action in a Western Conference clash between two teams fighting for playoff position. Game time from the AT&T Center is set for 8 p.m. (ET) on TNT.
Oklahoma City at San Antonio Game Preview
Oklahoma City has dropped two of its last three games straight-up with a 0-2-1 slide against the spread with Sunday’s 108-105 loss to Portland as a four-point home favorite. It still holding down fourth place in the Western Conference standings at 44-31, but both New Orleans and San Antonio are just one game off the pace. The Thunder are now 6-2 SU in their last eight home games with a 3-4-1 record ATS.
One of those recent victories at home came against the Spurs on March 10 in a 104-94 win as heavy 13.5-point favorites. The total stayed UNDER the closing 210.5-point line at BetAnySports. Oklahoma City is ranked 12th in the NBA in scoring (107.3 points) led by Russell Westbrook’s team-high 25.4 points per game. He also leads the way in rebounds (9.7) and assists (10.2).
The Spurs (43-32) are coming off Tuesday’s 116-106 road loss to Washington as slight two-point favorites with BetAnySports. While San Antonio has had its issues winning on the road this season, it returns home with a SU 29-8 record on its home court while going 22-13-2 ATS. It has won its last seven home games SU with a 6-1 mark ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in five of the seven games.
Tuesday’s loss may have come at a steeper price with center LaMarcus Aldridge leaving that game with a knee injury. His status for Thursday remains up in the air pending Wednesday’s MRI. He has been San Antonio’s leading scorer this season with 23.1 PPG on a team that is ranked 28th in the league in points (102.5). His presence on defense as the Spurs’ leading rebounder (8.3) has helped this team rank first in the NBA in points allowed (99.4).
Oklahoma City at San Antonio Free Game Prediction
Even if Aldridge is out of the lineup, this matchup sets up as a four-quarter grinder that should stay UNDER BetAnySports’ total line.