Date/Time: 01-10-2019, 21:30 EDT
Spread: San Antonio Spurs +1.5
The third and fifth best teams of the West are clashing in this high caliber duel, when the Oklahoma City Thunder, looking to end their current small losing streak, are visiting the San Antonio Spurs, who saw a lengthy winning streak end and are looking to bounce back.
Thunder are 25-15 so far in the league and are sitting on the 3rd place of the Western conference. They have lost their last two games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Minnesota at home, 117-119. Spurs are 24-18 so far in the league and are tied with 2 more squads in the fifth place of the Western conference. In their latest matchup they saw a 5-game victory streak end with a road defeat by Memphis, 86-96.
Top Basketball BookmakersOklahoma City are led in scoring by Paul George with 26.8 ppg. He also adds 8 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game, while Russell Westbrook follows with 21.2 ppg and leads the team both in rebounding with 10.8 and in assists with 10.3 per game. Steven Adams adds 15.4 ppg and 10.2 rebounds per game. San Antonio are led in scoring by DeMar DeRozan with 22.3 ppg. He also adds 6.1 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 6.4 per game, while LaMarcus Aldridge follows with 19.8 ppg and leading the team in rebounding with 8.6 per game. Rudy Gay adds 13.6 ppg and 6.6 rebounds per game.
Those two teams met 4 times last year and they were tied 2-2 wins. San Antonio were perfect at home, winning with a 103-99 and 104-101 score. San Antonio are 17-5 at home, while Oklahoma are 12-9 on the road. Oklahoma have both a better offense with 111.7 ppg to San Antonio’s 111.3 and a better defense, allowing 106.1 ppg to San Antonio’s 108.3. San Antonio have a better accuracy both from the field (47.7% to 45.5%) and from behind the arc (39.7% to 32.3%). Oklahoma on the other hand grab more rebounds per game (48.5 to 44.5), while San Antonio dish more assists (24.6 to 22.2) and commit fewer turnovers per game (12 to 14.4). San Antonio have been very effective at home and they will get away with another home win one way or another tonight.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction: San Antonio Spurs +1.5 (-107)