Oklahoma City Thunder (14-20) at San Antonio Spurs (18-13)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 9:00 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -5.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to the AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have been in a rut as they’ve lost six of their past nine games and they will be hoping to put an end to a two-game skid after getting stopped by the Mavericks in a 87-78 road loss last night. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the team with 15 points on five of 15 shooting, Ty Jerome added 13 points off the bench while Al Horford and Darius Bazley each scored 11 points. As a team, the Thunder shot just 33 percent from the field and nine of 39 from the 3-point line as they hung in the contest in the first half, before going ice-cold in the second half where they managed just 36 points. Isaiah Roby scored just five points on two of nine shooting, while Luguentz Dort scored just five points on one of nine shooting.
Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs have been in nice form as they’ve won seven of their past 10 games and they will be looking to stay hot after making light work of the Knicks in a 119-93 home win on Tuesday. Trey Lyles led the team with 18 points on seven of 13 shooting, Dejounte Murray added 17 points with six assists while Patty Mills and Luka Samanic each scored 14 points. As a team, the Spurs shot 48 percent from the field and 18 of 42 from the 3-point line as they took the narrow lead at halftime, before running away with it in the second half where they exploded for 68 points to win comfortably in the end.
Looking at the betting trends, the Thunder are 35-17 ATS in their last 52 road games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four games playing on zero days’ rest. The Spurs are 1-4 ATS in their last five Thursday games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games against a team with a losing road record.
Head to head, the under is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings overall and the Thunder are 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings in San Antonio.
The Thunder have been in a slump and their confidence must be low after scoring just 78 points in last night's loss to the shorthanded Mavericks, while the Spurs will be looking to build on their dominant blowout win over the Knicks. The Thunder are just 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings in San Antonio and the Spurs are 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games. This should be close for a while, but in the end I have the Spurs pulling away for the win and cover here.