The San Antonio Spurs will look to avoid losing their third straight Thursday night when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder. OKC is coming off a convincing 102-94 win over Orlando their last time out.
Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
- Oklahoma City Thunder: +160
- San Antonio Spurs: -190
- Oklahoma City Thunder +4.5: -110
- San Antonio Spurs -4.5: -110
- Over 211.5: -110
- Under 211.5: -110
Key Points to Consider
Rising Star: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander definitely has the attention of opposing teams and scouts with how he has started the season. He’s attempting almost twice as many shots as he did last year, but is keeping his efficiency up.
Consistency: Spurs need much more consistent production from LaMarcus Aldridge. He has eclipsed the 15-point mark just once in his last five games.
Defense: An interesting stat has been floating around this week about Dennis Schroder’s impact on defense. According to NBA.com, opponents shoot 22 percent from beyond the arc when Schroder is on the floor for OKC, and 37% when he’s not.
Betting on the Total: AccuScore data would lean on the OVER here. Average combined score in sims is 220 points.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is projected to lead OKC with 26 points on 49% shooting, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
LaMarcus Aldridge is projected to lead San Antonio with 22 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block.
Four-star (out of four) hot trend pick. Thunder cover 56 percent of simulated matchups. Average margin of victory for San Antonio in sims is +1.2 points.
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