Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Spurs vs Thunder Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the San Antonio Spurs taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday October 28 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City, OK. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
San Antonio Spurs (0-0-0-0) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (0-0-0-0)
Date: Wednesday October 28
Time: 8 PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City, OK
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Thunder -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 208
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Both the Spurs and Thunder kick off their seasons tonight and each team has some big questions heading into the season. For the Spurs will prized free-agent LeMarcus Aldridge fit into their system? For the Thunder will Kevin Durant back and healthy make OKC a legit title contender again? We shall see.
Last season the Spurs won 2 of 3 games facing the Thunder.
In the preseason the Thunder were 5-1 and the Spurs were 2-4.
San Antonio Spurs
whil the Spurs are known as a defensive team, they ranked 3rd last season in opponents’ points per game, they did rank 7th in points scored. With Aldridge at PF with Tim Duncan and Tony Parker San Antonio has a balanced offense.
The Thunder have to play good all-around defense, as the Spurs don’t have 1 big gun, but many players that score with the aforementioned players as well as Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard.
The Thunder have to have solid defense in disrupting the San Antonio ball movement and to do that they have to slow Parker down. Last season the Thunder only ranked 24th in the league in opponents’ points allowed.
The Thunder were 5-0 in the preseason when they had Durant and Russell Westbrook on the court.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Obviously for the Thunder it all starts with Durant and Westbrook, who almost averaged a triple-double last season in the 2nd half when Durant was out.
Durant scored 23 points and 29 points in his last 2 preseason games and he and Westbrook will get their points. The Spurs have a solid defense and they will need to keep Durant from getting open looks and they have to keep Westbrook from getting easy buckets near the basket. The later will be tougher, as Parker is no spring chicken any longer and he will need help on the outside guarding Westbrook.
Serge Ibaka averaged 14.3 ppg last season and he and C Enes Kanter have to
Help Durant and Westbrook out in the scoring department.
The 2nd leading G scorer for the Thunder last season Reggie Jackson is now with the Pistons and the other guards have to step up on offense as well.
Last season the Thunder 29-12 at home and the Spurs were 22-19 on the road.
NBA Betting Trends:
SA is 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games overall.
SA is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS win.
SA has an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 road games.
OKC is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
OKC is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games facing the Thunder and while I think OKC will pull out the win San Antonio will cover the spread.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cleveland ATS
Both Durant and Aldridge will have good games tonight, but the Thunder will get the home win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Oklahoma City 100 San Antonio 98
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