Thunder vs. Spurs - 3/26/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (60-11) at Oklahoma City Thunder (50-22)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSSW, FSOK
The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Saturday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs look to keep rolling after winning 15 of their last 17 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 104.3 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 92.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 20.8 points and 2.5 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 17.9 points and 8.6 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 5.4 assists and Tim Duncan is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost 12 road games since April.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look to build on their impressive six-game winning streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28 points and 8.3 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 23.7 points and 10.5 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.5 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won 10 of their last 14 home games.
The Spurs are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games playing on 0 days rest and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 Saturday games. The Thunder are 21-7-2 ATS in their last 30 Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Spurs are 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Oklahoma City and 7-15-1 ATS in the last 23 meetings overall.
Even with the Spurs resting key guys, we rarely see them get blown out. I don't like this line at all. However, if forced to pick, I'd side with the points.