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2021 NBA Handicapping
(16-11) San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (12-19)
Date: Wednesday, February 24th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Thunder -2
NBA Betting Total: 218.5
Wednesday, February 24th the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder play for the second time this season. San Antonio won the initial meeting 112-102.
The Spurs hold the all-time record between the squads with 97 victories in 175 meetings. Last season these clubs played four times splitting the games.
San Antonio Spurs
While Texas got ravaged by inclement weather the San Antonio Spurs suffered game postponements but it wasn’t due to the climate. Rather, four players were put in quarantine due to the NBA health and safety protocols.
Because of the four-game postponements, this will be the first time the Spurs have played since Valentine’s Day. For those counting that’s a 10-day layoff.
It will be interesting to see how the Spurs respond to the long layoff. They aren’t in the same situation as the Mavericks who were missing games solely because of the weather so even if San Antonio practiced during this time off they were missing four players.
Furthermore, the Spurs were on a hot streak when this happened having won five of their last six games.
San Antonio will be missing a ton of their core for this match. DeMar DeRozan is listed as personal but is likely with his family due to his father’s passing (sending condolences to DBo).
Five players affected by health and safety protocols include Rudy Gay, Keldon Johnson, Derrick White, Devin Vassell, and Quinndary Weatherspoon who are all out Wednesday.
In addition, LaMarcus Aldridge (hip) missed the last six games the Spurs played and has no definitive timetable for a return.
Oklahoma City Thunder
With so many Spurs out this match will feature many of the young future stars of the league including Shai Gilgeous-Alexander who may be looking to put up some numbers after getting snubbed for the All-Star Game.
The third-year guard has taken on the role of leading the Oklahoma City Thunder as the primary scorer and has risen to the challenge.
Despite being the primary focus of opponent defenses and game plans SGA is posting 22.8 points, 6.5 assists, and 5.2 rebounds. Yet, what makes his production shine is the efficiency with which he delivers that offense.
Although he struggled from the perimeter to start the season he’s improved to 40.7 percent from deep and is shooting 50.6 from the field.
In the recent match (a loss to the Heat) he was even more effective with 27 points on 10 of 15 from the field and 2 of 3 from deep while adding two rebounds, five assists, a steal, and a block.
George Hill (thumb) is out until March.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Spurs are 6-4 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Spurs are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
The matchups to watch are Dejounte Murray versus Gilgeous-Alexander and Lonnie Walker IV versus Luguentz Dort.
Both clubs play ‘team ball’ so regardless of who plays they’ll still be committed to the team system.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder -2
The Thunder are favored because of the decimated Spurs roster but if any team is the template for the ‘next man up’ adage it’s the Spurs. Still, I like the Thunder to collect their sixth home win.
NBA Free Prediction: Thunder 111 – Spurs 107 (Bet Now!)
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