NBA Betting Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs – Saturday, March 2, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas
When: Saturday March 2nd at 8:30 PM ET
Spread: San Antonio -1
BetDSI has the San Antonio Spurs listed as 1 point favorites over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The San Antonio Spurs enter this game with a record of 34-29 and have lost three of their last five games, but are coming off a home win on Wednesday against the Detroit Pistons by a score of 105-93 which ended their three game losing streak.
The Oklahoma City Thunder enter this game with a record of 38-23 and have lost four of their last five games including three losses in a row and are coming off a home loss on Thursday against the Philadelphia 76ers by a score of 104-108. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Oklahoma City Thunder.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder are 38-23 overall and 33-28 ATS. Even though the Oklahoma City Thunder are in a slump having lost four of their last five games they still remain one of the top teams in the Western Conference. They are currently in 3rd place in the Western Conference and trail the Golden State Warriors by 4.5 games for the top spot in the conference. Oklahoma City is 33-28 ATS overall, 9-13 ATS after a loss, 17-14 ATS on the road and 7-4 ATS as an underdog.
Paul George leads the team in scoring and steals with 1,689 points and 135 steals. Russell Westbrook leads the team in assists and rebounds with 580 assists and 599 rebounds. Jerami Grant leads the team in blocks with 81.
Oklahoma City is averaging 115.72 points per game which ranks 3rd in the NBA. They are averaging 12.21 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 2nd in the NBA. They are averaging 23.59 assists per game which ranks 20th in the NBA.
The Thunder are allowing 111.07 points per game which ranks 13th in the NBA. They are averaging 35.75 defensive rebounds per game which ranks 8th in the NBA. They are averaging 10.10 steals per game which ranks 1st in the NBA.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs are 34-29 overall and 33-30 ATS. The San Antonio Spurs are a borderline playoff team, but they should be able to get into the playoffs this season. They are currently in 7th place in the Western Conference and trail the Golden State Warriors by 9.5 games for the top spot in the conference. San Antonio is 33-30 ATS overall, 16-17 ATS after a win, 19-11 ATS at home and 16-17 ATS as a favorite.
LaMarcus Aldridge leads the team in scoring, rebounds and blocks with 1,292 points, 548 rebounds and 78 blocks. DeMar DeRozan leads the team in assists with 353 assists and 60 steals.
San Antonio is averaging 111.95 points per game which ranks 17th in the NBA. They are averaging 9.30 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 25th in the NBA. They are averaging 24.46 assists per game which ranks 16th in the NBA.
The Spurs are allowing 111.33 points per game which ranks 15th in the NBA. They are averaging 35.13 defensive rebounds per game which ranks 12th in the NBA. They are averaging 6.08 steals per game which ranks 30th in the NBA.
San Antonio gets the win at home
Both of these teams are playoff caliber teams in the Western Conference and even though the Thunder are a more talented team the Spurs have fared well in recent games. San Antonio is 6-4 ATS in their last ten match-ups with Oklahoma City while the Thunder are outscoring the Spurs by an average of 106.70 to 105.30 in those games. The Spurs are 2-1 ATS in their last three meetings with the Thunder while outscoring Oklahoma City by an average of 123 to 122.67 in those games. I look for those trends to continue with a Spurs win and cover at home against the Thunder in the game on Saturday. Make sure to bet this match-up up BetDSI.