Thunder at Spurs - 4/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (54-26) at San Antonio Spurs (65-15)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -6 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, FSOK
The Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs clash Thursday night at the AT&T Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 44 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28.1 points and 8.2 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 23.6 points and 10.4 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost four of their last five road games.
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The San Antonio Spurs look for a win in order to snap a three-game losing streak. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 103.9 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 92.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 21.1 points and 2.5 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 18 points and 8.6 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 5.3 assists and Tim Duncan is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost just one home game all season long.
The Thunder are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Spurs are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Thunder are 16-7-1 ATS in the last 24 meetings.
Assuming the Thunder play their starters, I like the points. However, it's tough to cap games this time of year with every team picking their spots when to play and when not to play. Stil, I'll take my chances with the three buckets.