Spurs vs Thunder Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/12/23
Oklahoma City Thunder (31-35) vs. San Antonio Spurs (17-49)
March 12, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: San Antonio Spurs +3.5; Over/Under: -
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The Oklahoma City Thunder pay a visit to the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center on Sunday night.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are starting to heat up again as they’ve won four of their last five games and they will be looking to stay hot after routing the Pelicans in a 110-96 road win last night. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the team with 35 points, six rebounds and four steals, Josh Giddey added 19 points with seven rebounds and four assists while Jalen Williams chipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Thunder shot 46 percent from the field and nine of 28 from the 3-point line as they stormed out of the gates with 63 points in the first half to build a 21-point lead, which allowed them to cruise in the second half despite getting just 22 points from their reserves.
Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs have come to life with three wins in their last five games and they will be looking to stay hot after taking down the red-hot Nuggets in a 128-120 upset win on Friday. Keldon Johnson led the team with 23 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Doug McDermott added 20 points on seven of eight shooting off the bench while Jeremy Sochan chipped in with 19 points, eight rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Spurs shot 54 percent from the field and 13 of 33 from the 3-point line as they got off to a terrible start and allowed 38 points in the first quarter to fall behind by 15 points early, but they poured in 42 points in the second quarter and outpaced the Nuggets in the second half to pull off their best win of the season.
Looking at the betting trends, the Thunder are 7-3-3 ATS in their last 13 road games, 38-18-2 ATS in their last 58 games against a team with a losing record and 31-8 ATS in their last 39 Sunday games. The Spurs are 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games, 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games against a team with a losing record and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games overall.
Head to head, the over is 4-0 in the last four meetings overall, the Thunder are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in San Antonio and the Thunder are 3-0-1 ATS in the last four meetings overall.
The Spurs could be shorthanded for this one Keldon Johnson and Jeremy Sochan are both questionable, while the Thunder are coming into this one with the same lineup that beat the Pelicans last night. The Spurs have sprung to life with three good wins in their last five outings, but they could be missing two of their best players and they’ve been anything but consistent this season, so I’ll happily back the Thunder despite this one being their second game of a back to back set.