San Antonio Spurs (5-5) at Oklahoma City Thunder (5-4)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder +2 -- Over/Under: 215.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder duke it out at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Tuesday night.
The San Antonio Spurs have been in decent shape as they’ve split their 10 games so far, but they will be looking to bounce back in this one after having their three-game win streak halted by the Timberwolves in a 96-88 road loss on Sunday. Lonnie Walker IV led the team with 25 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 points with nine rebounds and four assists while Patty Mills chipped in with 18 points and four assists off the bench. As a team, the Spurs shot 38 percent from the field and eight of 30 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in control after leading by nine points early in the fourth quarter, but they went ice-cold and it cost them as they managed just 11 points in the final 9:47.
Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder were really struggling this season before coming to life with four wins in their last five games and they will be gunning for a fourth straight win after taking down the Nets in a 129-116 road win on Sunday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the team with 31 points and seven assists, Hamidou Diallo added 25 points off the bench, Al Horford scored 22 points while George Hill chipped in with 14 points. As a team, the Thunder shot a sizzling 54 percent from the field and 15 of 39 from the 3-point line as they fell behind by 15 points after allowing 41 points in the first quarter, before flipping the game on its head in the second and third quarters where they outscored the Nets by a combined 65-40.
Looking at the betting trends, the Spurs are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games following a loss and 0-4 ATS in their last four road games against a team with a home record below .400. The Thunder are 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games, 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games following a win of more than 10 points and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the under is 13-6-1 in the last 20 meetings in Oklahoma City and the Spurs are 6-17 ATS in the last 23 meetings in Oklahoma City.
The Spurs have finally found a bit of form with three straight wins before getting stopped by the Timberwolves in an upset on Sunday, while the Thunder have come to life with four wins in their last five games, so this should be a good one. The Spurs will be eager to bounce back after dropping a winnable game against a struggling Timberwolves team, while the Thunder will be looking to stay hot after an impressive win over the Nets. This should be a close one, but the Spurs are 6-17 ATS in the last 23 meetings in Oklahoma City and I just get the feeling the Thunder’s nice run will continue here.