The San Antonio Spurs (3-7) travel to face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder (6-4) on Tuesday, November 14th. This game will be played at Paycom Center in Paycom Center and televised on TNT. 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 Suns. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Spurs vs Thunder
The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
San Antonio’s most recently played the Heat and lost with a final score of 118-113. Alongside their straight-up loss, the Spurs couldn’t cover as +2 point underdogs. The over/under line entering this matchup was 222 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.
Getting ready to face the Thunder, the Spurs hold an overall record of 3-7 and need a win to break their five game losing streak. The Spurs have a 2-3 record on the road this season, compared to their 1-4 record when playing at home.
San Antonio has an overall ATS record of 4-6 for the season so far. In their last two road games, San Antonio has been unable to cover the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 2-3 on the road as opposed to 2-3 at home.
Thunder Are Coming Off A Win
The Thunder clinched a 111-99 win over the Suns in their previous game. The Thunder turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 59-54.
Facing the Spurs today, the Thunder look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 6-4. On the road this season, the Thunder have posted a 3-1 record, whereas they have a 3-3 record at home.
Against the spread, Oklahoma City have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 7-3 ATS. The Thunder are in the midst of a three game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they come in with a 2-2 record against the spread as favorites.
Spurs Offense Breakdown
In 10 games games, San Antonio has an average of 113 points per game (16th). When looking at the Spurs pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 103. Despite their up-tempo style of play, the team could enhance their scoring efficiency, as they currently hold the 15th position in the league for overall field goal percentage, with a rate of 54%.
Thunder Offense Breakdown
The Thunder step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 115.9 points per game (7th). Coming into today’s game, the Thunder will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.6 made 3’s per game. Despite struggling with their outside shot, Oklahoma City remains one of the better offensive units in large part to their ability to get to the charity stripe. So far, the team is averaging 19.9 made free-throws per game.
Spurs Team Defense
At present, the Spurs’ defense is ranked 30th, allowing 124.2 points per game.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Spurs defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.1% while allowing 40.4% from downtown.
Thunder Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Thunder’s defense is giving up an average of 114.1 points per contest.
The Oklahoma City defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.9% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 44.7% of their field goal attempts vs. Oklahoma City.
Key Players For The Spurs And Thunder
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Victor Wembanyama will be the primary scorer for the Spurs, with 12 points and going 4/10 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 19.7 points per game, along with 8.8 rebounds.
As for Oklahoma City, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is projected to be the primary scorer for the Thunder. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 17, and adding 5 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 52.6%, and he is contributing 29.4 points per game on average.
Trends Spurs vs Thunder
- Although San Antonio has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 116 points per game in these games.
- Oklahoma City has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 105 points per game while allowing 103. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Spurs have a straight up record of 0-3 and an ATS mark of 1-2.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Thunder have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-2.
Not only do we have the Thunder winning this one by a score of 111-101, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Thunder at -9.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 238, and our model predicts the Spurs and Thunder to score a combined 212 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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