Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs - 2/23/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Antonio Spurs (24-31) at Oklahoma City Thunder (34-22)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -5 -- Over/Under: 221.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Sunday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs need a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 113.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22.9 points and 5.6 rebounds while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 19 points and 2.5 assists. Patty Mills is the third double-digit scorer and Bryn Forbes is dishing 1.9 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost six of their last eight road games.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.3 points and 6.1 rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.2 points and 2.3 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 6.6 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have split their last six home games.
The Spurs are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games as an underdog, 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games as a road underdog and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Thunder are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games, 21-8 ATS in their last 29 games playing on 1 days rest and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Spurs last 6 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Thunder last 6 home games. The Spurs are 6-16 ATS in the last 22 meetings in Oklahoma City and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The San Antonio Spurs are one of those teams you're not sure which side is going to show up, as they look like playoff caliber sometimes and other nights completely crap the bed. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 37-19 against the spread on the season and 11-4 against the spread when a favorite of seven or less points. I have a hard time trusting the Spurs when playing some of the better teams in the league. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with OKC at home.