Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs - 12/3/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (15-7) at Oklahoma City Thunder (9-12)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -4 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs pay a visit to the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday night.
The San Antonio Spurs have been rolling through teams as they’ve won six of their last seven games and they will be aiming for a fifth straight win after beating the Grizzlies by 95-79 on Friday. LaMarcus Aldridge continued his hot scoring streak with a team-high 22 points, Rudy Gay added 18 points while Manu Ginobili chipped in with 11 points and six assists. As a team, the Spurs shot 44 percent from the field and 11 of 27 from the three-point line but they always looked in control after taking a nine-point lead going into halftime. Tony Parker played just 16 minutes but still finished with eight points and four assists, but Danny Green had a night to forget as he finished scoreless on zero of seven shooting. With the win, San Antonio improved to 15-7 on the season and 5-5 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder have lost five of their last seven games but they will be feeling a little better after snapping a three-game skid with a 111-107 win over the Timberwolves on Friday. Paul George continued his hot start to the season with 36 points and nine assists, while Steven Adams scored a career-high 27 points on a perfect 11 of 11 shooting night. As a team, the Thunder shot 52 percent from the field while outrebounding the Timberwolves by 42-26, but it wasn’t a smooth night for Russell Westbrook who scored 15 points with nine rebounds and 14 assists, while shooting just six of 21 from the field and zero of eight from the three-point line. With the win, Oklahoma City improved to 9-12 on the season and 7-3 at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Spurs are 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games, 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a win of more than 10 points and 5-2 ATS in their last seven Sunday games. Meanwhile, the Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last five Sunday games, 1-6 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.
Head to head, the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings, the under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings and the Spurs are 4-14 ATS in the last 18 meetings in Oklahoma City.
The Thunder really played well on Friday to snap their three-game losing streak, but it was far from a perfect performance as they continue to blow big leads. With that being said, I think the Spurs are certainly the more consistent team and I expect them to stay hot with a solid road win in this one, but I'll take them with the points for safety.