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Oklahoma City Thunder vs San Antonio Spurs 12/27/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

San Antonio Spurs (11-22) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (14-19)
December 27, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -6.5; Over/Under: +237.5
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The San Antonio Spurs pay a visit to the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Paycom Center on Tuesday night.

The San Antonio Spurs have been in a funk as they’ve lost four of their last six games, but they will be hoping to build a bit of momentum after sneaking past the Jazz in a 126-122 home win last night. Devin Vassell led the team with 24 points and eight assists, Keldon Johnson added 21 points with five assists on nine of 14 shooting while Malaki Branham chipped in with 20 points off the bench. As a team, the Spurs shot 55 percent from the field and just six of 18 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Jazz from the start and outpaced them in three quarters to build a 20-point lead which proved to be just enough in the end as the Jazz got to within three points with 30 seconds left on the clock.

Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder have been in decent form as they were riding a three-game win streak before they ran into the Pelicans in a 128-125 overtime loss on Friday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the way with 44 points, 10 rebounds and six assists on 17 of 29 shooting, Josh Giddey tallied 20 points with 10 rebounds and six assists while Aleksej Pokusevski chipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Thunder shot 46 percent from the field and 13 of 35 from the 3-point line as they exploded for 66 points in the second half to overcome an early 21-point deficit, only to come up short in overtime where they allowed the Pelicans to pour in 16 points to slip away in a close finish.

Looking at the betting trends, the Spurs are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last five games playing on zero days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall. The Thunder are 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games, 29-14-1 ATS in their last 44 games against a team with a losing record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.

Head to head, the Spurs are 1-5-1 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and the Spurs are 7-20-1 ATS in the last 28 meetings in Oklahoma City.

The Spurs haven’t been able to get going lately, but they are coming into this one with plenty of momentum following last night’s upset win over the Jazz. The Thunder have been on a nice run, they’ve got all their key players and just outlasted the Pelicans in a thrilling overtime win in their last outing. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Spurs surprise everyone and pull off the upset here, but the Spurs are only 7-20-1 ATS in the last 28 meetings in Oklahoma City, so I’ll stick with the Thunder to get the win and cover in this spot.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Oklahoma City -6.5

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