The Oklahoma City Thunder (30-13) travel to face off against the San Antonio Spurs (8-35) on Wednesday, January 24th. This game will be played at Frost Bank Center in San Antonio and televised on ESPN. The Thunder are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Spurs are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Trail Blazers. Tip-off is set for 9:30 ET.
Thunder vs Spurs
The Thunder Are Coming Off A Win
Most recently, the Thunder bested the Trail Blazers with a score of 111-109. The Thunder turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 66-58.
As they prepare to take on the Spurs, the Thunder are looking to stay above .500, with a current record of 30-13. When playing on the road, the Thunder are 13-8 this season, compared to their 17-5 record at home.
Oklahoma City has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 29-14 against the spread. Oklahoma City has gone 18-9 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 11-5 when playing as underdogs.
The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their latest game against the 76ers, Victor Wembanyama was the top scorer for the Spurs’ offense, scoring 33 points and shooting 10/19 from the field. While Devin Vassell was 2nd on the team with 22 points, San Antonio fell short in the game with a final score of 133-123.
As they face the Thunder, the Spurs are looking to improve their record of 8-35 and get closer to .500 for the season. In the Western Conference, the Spurs are currently ranked 15th, and they are 5th in the Southwest division.
So far, San Antonio’s ATS record is below .500 at 21-22. On the road, the Spurs have an ATS record of 12-12 compared to a 9-10 record vs. the spread at home.
Thunder Offense Breakdown
Coming into today’s action, Oklahoma City is averaging 121.5 points per contest. This figure places them 3rd in the league.
So far this season, the Thunder have been one of the top offensive teams in the league, averaging 121.5 points per game (3rd). On the road, they are averaging 119.0 points per game (4th).
Oklahoma City has been one of the most efficient shooting teams in the league, ranking 2nd in field goal percentage (50%). They are also 3rd in two-point field goal percentage (57%).
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Thunder are 14th in made threes per game (13) and 3rd in three-point shooting percentage (39%).
Spurs Offense Breakdown
In 43 games games, San Antonio has an average of 112.8 points per game (22nd).
When it comes to scoring, the Spurs are 22nd in the NBA at 112.8 points per game. At home, they average 116.3 points per game compared to 110.0 on the road.
In terms of pace, San Antonio is 3rd in the league at 101.9 possessions per game. However, they are just 28th in field goal percentage at 46%.
From beyond the arc, the Spurs are 15th in made threes per game but just 28th in three-point shooting percentage. Overall, they are 19th in two-point shooting at 53%.
Thunder Team Defense
At this time, the Thunder’s defense is positioned 14th in the NBA, permitting 113.6 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Thunder’s defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 51.1% and allowing 36.4% from beyond the arc.
Spurs Team Defense
Currently, the Spurs’ defense holds the 26th rank in the NBA, allowing 121.7 points per game. San Antonio struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the 76ers, giving up 13. For the game, Philadelphia scored 133 points in the game.
Key Players For The Thunder And Spurs
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is set to be the main scorer for the Thunder, recording 29 points and shooting 10/18 from the field. This season, he is averaging 31.1 points per game along with 5.6 boards.
On the other side, Victor Wembanyama is our projected leading scorer for the Spurs. We have him ending the game with a team-high 17 and grabbing 9 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.4% and is averaging 20.3 points per contest.
Thunder vs Spurs Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Oklahoma City has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 117 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- In their last ten games at home, the Spurs have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 7-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 116 points per game in these contests.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Spurs have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.
- In their last three contests as the favorite, Oklahoma City has a poor record vs the spread going 1-2. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 2-1.
The Thunder is our selection to secure the victory, with a projected score of 117-106. We also like them to cover the spread, so we suggest betting on the Thunder at -7.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 241, and our model projects the Thunder and Spurs to reach a combined total of 223 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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