Thunder vs Spurs Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/12/23
- Mar 12, 2023, 3:29:13 AM
The Oklahoma City Thunder will visit the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center on March 12th, 2023. Both teams will be looking to secure a win as they look to improve their standing in their respective conferences. In this article, we will break down the matchup, provide key insights and betting trends, and make our prediction.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder are currently 31-35 and 11-20 on the road. They are placed at the 12th seed in the Western Conference, and they are 3.5 games behind the 10th seed in the conference. The Thunder are coming off a 132-101 loss to the Phoenix Suns on March 8th, 2023. This was their second consecutive loss, and they have lost three of their last five games.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is leading the Thunder in points, averaging 31.2 points per game. He is also averaging 5.7 assists, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game. Josh Giddey is averaging 7.8 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. The Thunder will be without Kenrich Williams for the rest of the season.
San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs are currently 17-49 and 11-22 at home. They are placed at the 14th seed in the Western Conference, and they are 7.5 games behind the 10th seed in the conference. The Spurs are coming off a 128-120 win against the Denver Nuggets on March 10th, 2023. This was their second win in their last five games.
Keldon Johnson is leading the Spurs in points, averaging 21.6 points per game. He is also averaging 4.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 0.7 steals per game. Zach Collins is averaging 6.1 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per game. The Spurs will be without Khem Birch for this game, while Jeremy Sochan and Keldon Johnson are game-time decisions.
The Thunder are 38-25-3 against the spread (ATS) this season, and they are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against teams with a losing record. The Spurs are 27-39 ATS this season, and they are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
The total has gone over in four of the Thunder's last six games and in five of the Spurs' last seven games. The Thunder are averaging 115.6 points per game, while the Spurs are averaging 106.4 points per game.
Public Betting Data
According to data from KingPin.pro, 57% of bettors are backing the Thunder to cover the spread, while 43% are backing the Spurs. In terms of the total, 60% of bettors are taking the over, while 40% are taking the under.
The latest odds for this game, according to KingPin.pro, are:
Oklahoma City Thunder: -3 (-110) San Antonio Spurs: +3 (-110) Over/Under: 222.5 points
The Thunder will be without Kenrich Williams for the rest of the season. The Spurs will be without Khem Birch for this game, while Jeremy Sochan and Keldon Johnson are game-time decisions.
This matchup between the Thunder and Spurs is expected to be a close one, with both teams looking to secure a win. The Thunder are the better team overall, but they have struggled on the road this season. The Spurs, on the other hand, have been inconsistent, but they have a solid record at home.
Based on these factors, I predict that the Spurs will win this game by a narrow margin. The home-court advantage and the Thunder's struggles on the road are likely to play a significant role in the outcome. However, it's important to note that basketball is an unpredictable sport, and anything can happen on the court.
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