March is the month that separates NBA pretenders from contenders. Grinding through the grueling schedule requires that every team find a new level of energy. Early season Offshore Betting results are often worn down as the season takes its toll. For both the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder March has meant red ink. OKC was already a weak betting value but now is at rock bottom. Age seems to be catching up with a Spurs team best known for its past. Playoff time is a month away and neither team looks ready for a serious run.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Date and Time: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 8:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Spurs vs. Thunder TV Coverage: ABC
San Antonio is slumping lately with just two payouts in their last five games. Long gone are their days as favorite with the NBA Finals Betting Odds. Over the total has paid in eight of their last ten. Playoff wise the Spurs are secure in the West. However, an offense that ranks 27th in the NBA indicates they won’t go far. Defensively they rank best in the Association.
Oklahoma City has suffered an alarming drop vs. the spread. Most noteworthy is six spread losses in their last seven games. Under the total has hit in just two of their last ten. Home court has not been an advantage with the line. At Chesapeake Energy Arena OKC has paid in just 13 of 32 games. Because of their recent struggles Oklahoma City is struggling to hold playoff position in the West. Offensively they rank 12th in the NBA. On the positive the Thunder rank 8th best in the Association for defense.
Big Names on the Court
Russell Westbrook has carried the Thunder this season. With 25 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds per game he dominates the floor. Fresh off his seventh All Star Game he was the 2017 NBA MVP. LaMarcus Aldridge supplies what little offense San Antonio has generated. Noteworthy is Aldridge’s 22 points per game. Top Spurs rebounder Pau Gasol is ailing with a bad shoulder.
Team vs Team
Between these two teams the Spurs have controlled the sportsbook cashier’s cage. Four covers in their last five games against OKC belong to San Antonio. Under the total has paid in four of the last five in this series. Also, of note is that the Spurs have two straight payouts at Oklahoma City. Three straight in this series at Chesapeake Energy Arena went under the total.
Matchup to Watch
While neither team is a NBA Finals Betting Odds chalk they remain likely playoff clubs. Defense is the difference in this matchup. Despite their decline the Spurs are still championship caliber on their own end. And while Westbrook is dominant he doesn’t get a lot of help. Due to that defense San Antonio can cover their offensive holes. Their success at Oklahoma City builds confidence.
Spurs vs. Thunder NBA games Betting Odds Picks
Western Conference teams are fighting for the final playoff spots. Pressure is mounting down the stretch. Few teams have more experience for the final push than the Spurs. San Antonio is the call!
NBA Betting Online Pick: San Antonio Spurs
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Spurs 99, Thunder 92