Spurs and Thunder Renew Betting on NBA Games Rivalry Saturday

January 11, 2019 NBA Basketball, Sportsbook

At the onset of the season the San Antonio Spurs were not tabbed as a favorite to contend for the post season.  Yet the Spurs have been one of the biggest surprises in the NBA.  Counter to that the Oklahoma City Thunder were considered a top Northwest Division title contender.  Likewise, with Russell Westbrook they boast one of the top betting on NBA games assets.  Westbrook brings the ability to dominate and take over games.  In the same way the Thunder are among the best defensive teams in the NBA.  Both San Antonio and OKC have been profitable this year.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Date and Time: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 8 p.m. ET

Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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San Antonio Spurs

Above all there have been few teams in any sport cranking cash the way San Antonio is.  As an example, the Spurs have paid in nine of their last ten games as one of the hottest teams on the board.  And they have cleared the total in four of their last five outings.  San Antonio is now 24-17 straight up, 25-15-1 against the spread, and 23-17-1 over the total.  Increasingly the Spurs and Houston Rockets are racing neck and neck for the top spot in the Southwest Division.  Metrics have the Spurs ranked 11th for scoring offense and points allowed.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City has also been in good form with four covers in their last six games.  As a result, the Thunder are now 25-14 straight up, 22-17 vs. the line, and 17-22 under the total.  OKC ranks 13th for scoring offense and fifth for points allowed.

Stats to Consider

San Antonio has been in the red as a betting on NBA Games road dog.  Late on the Spurs have covered just two of their last six in that role.  Eight of their last ten as away pups have gone over the total.  Counter to that is the success of Oklahoma City as a home favorite.  The Thunder have covered five of their last eight laying points at home.  Just two of their last five as a home chalk have gone over the total.

Team vs. Team

San Antonio has had the recent sportsbook advantage in their series with Oklahoma City.  As an example, the Spurs have covered four of their last five games with the Thunder.  Six of the last seven between these teams have gone under the total.  But at Chesapeake Energy Arena the Thunder have been the better bet against San Antonio.  To show OKC has paid in six of their last nine at home against the Spurs.  The last four in this series at Oklahoma City have gone under the total.

Matchup to Watch

Demar DeRozan has been a great addition to the Spurs.  To show DeRozan is averaging 22.6 points per game to lead the team.  Of course, balanced against that is Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook with 21.1 points, 11 rebounds and 10.1 assists per game.  But the matchup difference for betting on NBA Games may be Paul George of the Thunder.  To illuminate George has 26.8 points and eight rebounds per game.

Spurs vs. Thunder NBA games Betting Odds Picks

Oklahoma City has proven itself as deeper and at home against the Spurs.

Spurs vs. Thunder NBA Betting Online Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder

Spurs vs. Thunder NBA Betting Online Score Prediction:  Thunder 102, Spurs 91

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