San Antonio Spurs (25-18) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (25-16)Date : 01/12/2019
Time : 8:00 PM ET
Location : Chesapeake Energy Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder is set to take on the Spurs once again on Saturday after falling short in double overtime, it was arguably the game of the season. Game tips off at 8:00 PM ET.
San Antonio Spurs's Latest Performance :
The Spurs were able to pick up a win at home and they are eying to win two games in a row against the Thunder. Aldridge was in the zone in this game as he erupted for a career-high 56 points with nine rebounds, four assists, four blocks and five turnovers in 49 minutes. He was 20-of-33 from the field and made all 16 free throws. The Spurs went a perfect 10-for-10 on 3-pointers in the first half and ended up making its first 14 3-pointers. White is playing really well for the Spurs in these last few games he finished with a career-high 23 points with five rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one block, and one 3-pointer in 48 minutes. I expect him to play a huge role in the rematch on Saturday. DeMar DeRozan made 7-of-22 from the field for 16 points with eight rebounds, 11 assists, one steal, one block, and four turnovers. He had a chance to win the game for the Spurs but he failed to convert he will be looking for a better performance on Saturday the Spurs will need his offense on the road as they can’t rely on Aldridge to do all the scoring.
Oklahoma City Thunder's Latest Performance :
The Thunder will be looking to bounce back after a tough double overtime loss. Westbrook led the way with a ridiculous triple-double with 24 points, 13 rebounds, and 24 assists. He became the first player to put up these numbers. He notches his second 20-point, 20-dime triple-double of his career with nobody else this century having even one. The 24 dimes are the most in a game since 2017 when Rajon Rondo dropped 25. George finished the game with 30 points. It was his 15th 30-point game on the year in 40 games, which already tops the 11 he had in 79 games last year. Grant was impressive as he finished with a career-high 25 points and 12 boards. He was outstanding on offense, making 10-of-20 from the field before fouling out. With Noel out with an injury Grant will get more playing time. The Thunder will give it their all at home as I expect the crowd to be louder than usual after what they have witnessed on Thursday. The Thunder are 13-6 at home this season.
How San Antonio Spurs & Oklahoma City Thunder Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Thunder are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game.
Spurs are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Against The Spread Selection: Oklahoma City Thunder
My reason for the pick :
With both teams having a day off they will be ready to battle it out once again. I don’t expect another double overtime game but I expect the Thunder to take this game at home with ease after failing to do so on Thursday. Westbrook will be all fired up and ready to go, Adams will do his best to contain Aldridge and don’t allow him to have his ways on offense. This is when you know that the Thunder has a younger team and their recovery time will be much faster when compared to the Spurs. Go with the Thunder to pick up a win at home.
Betting trends for San Antonio Spurs:
- Spurs are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Betting trends for Oklahoma City Thunder:
- Thunder are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.