The NBA action provides us with a six-game slate on Sunday, March 12, and this conference battle is one of them, so make sure you take a look at the best Thunder vs. Spurs betting pick and odds.
Oklahoma City is playing the second game of a back-to-back set when they visit San Antonio at AT&T Center. The Thunder are 4-point favorites on BetUS Sportsbook, while the total is set at N/A points. These conference rivals will face for the third time this season; the Thunder lead the series 2-0.
Thunder were dismantled by the Suns in Phoenix
The Oklahoma City Thunder (31-35, 38-25-3 ATS) responded to their five-game losing skid with three straight wins, but couldn’t make it four in a row as the Phoenix Suns outclassed them. The Thunder opened a three-game road trip with a 132-101 defeat to the Suns, and given they shot just 37.5% from the floor while Phoenix shot 52.1%, this outcome wasn’t surprising. The Suns also dominated the boards (54-37) and assists (31-23).
Lindy Waters III led the Thunder with 23 points and four rebounds. Tre Mann posted a 14/4/4 line, Ousmane Dieng had 12 points and team-high seven boards, while Josh Giddey contributed ten points, seven rebounds, team-high five assists, and two steals.
SF Kenrich Williams (wrist), F Aleksej Pokusevski (leg), and PF Chet Holmgren (foot) are out indefinitely and will not face San Antonio on Sunday.
Spurs upset the Nuggets in San Antonio
The San Antonio Spurs (17-49, 27-39-0 ATS) won three of the previous five games, which is surprising for the tanking team. The Spurs managed to avoid the third loss in a row with a shocking 128-120 home victory over the Denver Nuggets. San Antonio scored 42 points in the second quarter and allowed 29 in return, and that period decided the tilt. Gregg Popovich’s side was excellent from the floor (54.3%) and destroyed the Nuggets in rebounds (50-33).
Keldon Johnson led the Spurs with 23 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and two steals. Doug McDermott had 20 points and five boards, Jeremy Sochan scored 19 points with eight rebounds, Tre Jones chipped in 14 points, team-high eight dishes, and team-high three thefts, while Zach Collins added ten points and team-high nine boards.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs Pick
The Spurs are tanking but we could see the players’ desire to show their worth in the latest tilt against the Pelicans, and I am sure they will be equally motivated against OKC on Sunday. This is a talented bunch of players guided by one of the greatest coaches in the history of basketball, and I believe they can at least put up a fight here and trouble the favored visitors. The Thunder will play the second game of a back-to-back set, which is San Antonio’s chance to exploit. Oklahoma City is better in both offense and defense and is playoff material, but the Thunder are not going to have an easy job here.
Pick: Take the Spurs at +6.5 (-133)
Oklahoma City’s defense has been struggling recently. The Thunder allowed 119+ points in each of their last three games, and considering they will be tired after the tilt against New Orleans on Saturday, I expect their D to be lenient. San Antonio’s offense is going through ups and downs this season, mostly downs, but the Spurs have a chance to score some easy points in the paint, which shouldn’t be hard given Steven Adams’ absence. I expect a high-scoring affair and a tight finish to the game.
Pick: Go Over N/A points