San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/21/13
Oklahoma City Thunder (21-4) at San Antonio Spurs (21-5)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Two elite Western Conference teams collide tonight when the San Antonio Spurs host the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Thunder have won 16 of their last 17 and will be going for a ninth straight victory tonight after taking down the Bulls by 107-95 on Thursday. Kevin Durant scored 32 points while Russell Westbrook added 20 points and 10 assists to help the Thunder win their eighth straight overall and improve to 13-0 at Chesapeake Arena to remain as the only NBA team still unbeaten at home so far. With the win, OKC improve to 21-4 on the season which leaves them with best record in the league.
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Meanwhile, the Spurs have won six of their last seven and are coming off an impressive 104-102 road win over the Warriors despite missing their key players in Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. Marco Belinelli made four threes on his way to a team-high 28 points off the bench, while Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills scored 21 and 20 points respectively, but it was actually Tiago Splitter who was the unlikely hero, tipping in a rebound with 2.1 seconds left to lift the shorthanded Spurs to an unlikely win. San Antonio is now 21-5 on the season and 12-3 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Thunder are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall, while the Spurs are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four home games.
Head to head, the Thunder are 7-1-1 ATS in the last nine meetings overall but just 6-13-2 ATS in the last 21 meetings in San Antonio.
The line has finally been released for this game and it's the Spurs who are favored by only two points which basically puts this game as a coin toss which seems right. With that being said, I'm actually leaning towards the Thunder who aren't as deep as the Spurs but have been much more consistent in the past three weeks.