San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder - 1/12/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (5-4) vs San Antonio Spurs (5-5)
Game Info: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +1.5 -- Over/Under: 215.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 111.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 47.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.2 points and seven assists while Dejounte Murray is averaging 16.2 points and 7.2 rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge is the third double-digit scorer and Patty Mills is dishing 3.1 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 40.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 104.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 21 points and 5.3 rebounds while Luguentz Dort is averaging 12.4 points and 3.4 rebounds. Hamidou Diallo is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.
The Spurs are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 games as a favorite. The Thunder are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Spurs last 5 Tuesday games. The over is 7-2 in Thunder last 9 home games. The Spurs are 6-17 ATS in the last 23 meetings in Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have turned things around over the last week or so, but I still don't trust their offense to score down the stretch and this is a team I like more in the larger underdog role. The San Antonio Spurs are a club we've backed a lot since the NBA bubble, and while their straight up results are inconsistent, they continue to compete and cover numbers. In a near pick em spot, I trust the Spurs more. I'll lay the bucket here.