City Thunder vs San Antonio Spurs NBA Betting Prediction

NBA City Thunder vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction 2/29/2024

The Oklahoma City Thunder (41-17) travel to face off against the San Antonio Spurs (11-48) on Thursday, February 29th. This game will be played at Frost Bank Center in San Antonio and televised on KENS. 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 Rockets. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.

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The Thunder Are Coming Off A Win

The Thunder clinched a 112-95 win over the Rockets in their previous game. Going into the second half the Thunder held the lead at 60-50.

Coming into today’s game, the Thunder are 41-17 and have won six straight. They currently sit in 2nd place in the Western Conference and are 2nd in the Northwest division.

The Thunder have covered the spread successfully in their previous six games and maintain an overall ATS record of 38-20. Currently, the Thunder have a six game ATS win streak when they are favored, and they are 11-5 against the spread as underdogs.

The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Spurs conveyed a message to the Timberwolves with a score of 114-105. In the face of their straight-up loss, the Spurs did coverthe spread as +12.5 point underdogs. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 219 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 222.

Across their last ten games, the Spurs have gone 1-9 and are 11-48 overall. In the Western Conference, the Spurs are in 15th place and are 5th in the Southwest Division.

So far, San Antonio is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 28-31. On the road, the Spurs have an ATS record of 16-17, as opposed to a 12-14 record against the spread when playing at home.

Thunder Offense Breakdown

Today, the Thunder enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 121.3 points per game (3rd).

When it comes to scoring, the Thunder are one of the NBA’s top offenses this season, averaging 121.3 points per game (3rd). However, their scoring numbers are slightly lower on the road, where they are averaging 118.8 points per game (5th).

Oklahoma City’s offense has been efficient overall this season, ranking 2nd in field goal percentage at 50%. They are also the top three-point shooting team in the league, hitting 39% of their attempts from beyond the arc.

So far, the Thunder have outscored the NBA scoring average in 69% of their games this season. However, they have seen a decrease in scoring in their last two games.

Spurs Offense Breakdown

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This season, the San Antonio offense is ranked 23rd in the NBA in scoring at 111.9 points per game.

This season, the Spurs are 23rd in the NBA in scoring at 111.9 points per game. However, they have been better at home, averaging 114.5 points per game compared to 109.9 on the road.

San Antonio has been one of the most up-tempo teams in the league, ranking 3rd in pace at 101.4 possessions per game. They are also 2nd in assists at 29.6 per game.

In terms of shooting, the Spurs are 25th in field goal percentage at 46%. They have been better inside the arc, shooting 53% on two-point attempts (19th), but just 34% from three-point range (30th).

Thunder Team Defense

On defense, the Thunder come into the game ranked 11th in the league in points allowed at 113.0 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 103.7 points per contest (30th). Oklahoma City’s defense is currently forcing 11.6 turnovers per game, which is 2nd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 1st in blocked shots, with an average of 6.8 rejections per game.

Spurs Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Spurs’ defense is giving up an average of 120.6 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 71.2% of their games. In the terms of takeaways, Spurs are causing 14.4 turnovers per game, ranking 28th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 3rd in rejections, averaging 6.2 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Thunder And Spurs

In today’s game, we anticipate Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leading the scoring for the Thunder, contributing 31 points while shooting 11/20 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 31.2 points per game, in addition to 5.6 rebounds.

On the other side, Devin Vassell is our projected leading scorer for the Spurs. We have him ending the game with a team-high 19 and grabbing 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46.8%, and his scoring average is 19.1 points per game.

Thunder vs Spurs Trends

  • In their last three road games, Oklahoma City has averaged 120 points per game while allowing 123. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Across their last five home contests, San Antonio has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 0-5, while averaging 109 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Spurs have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Oklahoma City has an ATS mark of 7-3 while going 8-2 straight up.

Thunder vs Spurs Prediction

The Thunder is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 140-117. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Thunder at -11.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 236.5 and our model has the Thunder and Spurs finishing with a combined 257 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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