Upcoming Free Picks

San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction,
Preview,
and Odds - 1-12-2019

This is a past game! View all upcoming NBA games instead!

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#569 San Antonio
Spurs 224.5
#570 Oklahoma City
Thunder -6

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 8:05pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Game Stats

San Antonio Spurs

25 - 18

26-16
ATS
24-19
O/U
112
PPG
109
OPPG

Oklahoma City Thunder

25 - 16

22-19
ATS
18-22
O/U
112
PPG
107
OPPG

Betting Trends

All NBA

No betting trends available for this game. Click here to see all available for NBA.

Featured Video from Scott Steehn

It’s a battle of Western Conference teams in the playoff picture down in the Sooner State. The San Antonio Spurs are on the road as they travel to face the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday night. These teams kicked off a home and home set Thursday night in San Antonio with the Spurs taking a wild 154-147 double overtime win. The Spurs lead the all-time regular season series 93-75 with Thursday’s game being the first matchup between the teams this season.

San Antonio Spurs Look to Pick Up Win in Road Half of Home and Home

San Antonio bounced back from a loss to Memphis on the road by downing Oklahoma City at home Thursday night. The Spurs entered Friday with a half-game edge over the Rockets in the Southwest Division race. San Antonio led by 10 after the opening quarter and by 12 after three quarters before seeing the Thunder rally to force overtime. In the second overtime, the Spurs took command as they never trailed and outscored the Thunder 13-6 en route to the win. San Antonio shot 56.6 percent from the field, including a blistering 16 of 19 from three point range, and sank 26 of 29 free throw attempts in the game. LaMarcus Aldridge scored a career-high 56 points to go with nine rebounds, four assists and four blocks to lead the Spurs. San Antonio is 9-11 ATS on the road this season and the over is 12-7-1 in those games.

The Spurs are above average offensively this season, ranking 11th in scoring offense with 112.3 points per game. San Antonio is 19th in rebounding with 44.5 boards a contest while the team is 11th in assists with 24.9 dimes per game. San Antonio is 11th in the league in scoring defense as they allow 109.2 points a game. LaMarcus Aldridge contributes 20.7 points and 8.6 rebounds a night. DeMar DeRozan puts up a team leading 22.2 points and 6.5 assists per game in his first season in San Antonio. Pau Gasol averages mans the low post while Rudy Gay (13.6 points, 6.6 boards), Patty Mills, Davis Bertans, Bryn Forbes (12.4 points), Dante Cunningham, Marco Belinelli (10.1 points), Lonnie Walker IV and Jakob Poeltl all are going to be looked at to contribute for coach Gregg Popovich’s team. The Spurs are 4th in the league by shooting 47.9 percent from the field. San Antonio is tied for 24th in three point field goals per game with 9.8 per contest. The Spurs are 1st in the league by knocking down 40.5 percent of their long range attempts. Dejounte Murray (torn ACL, out for the season) and Gay (sprained wrist) are missing: Gay is out indefinitely.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trying to Close Gap in Northwest Division

Oklahoma City piled up a ton of points and did everything you could ask for offensively but took their third straight loss. The Thunder entered Friday third in the Western Conference, 3.5 games behind the Nuggets for the top spot in the conference and the Northwest Division. Oklahoma City battled but their defense let them down Thursday. The Thunder trailed by as many as 16 in the game and was down 12 after three quarters before rallying to force overtime. In the second overtime, Oklahoma City ran out of steam and ended up with the loss. The Thunder shot 50.9 percent from the field, including 15 of 35 from three point range, but missed eight of 24 free throw attempts in the loss. Paul George led the Thunder with 30 points while Russell Westbrook had 24 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high 24 assists. Oklahoma City is 10-9 ATS at home this season while the over is 11-7-1 in those contests.

The Thunder is slightly above average offensively this season as they are 10th with an average of 112.6 points per game. Oklahoma City is 2nd in the league in rebounding with 48.5 boards per contest. The Thunder is 24th in assists with 22.5 per game. Oklahoma City is 8th in the league in scoring defense as they allowed 107.3 points a night. Russell Westbrook is second on the team as he puts up 21.3 points, 10.8 rebounds, 10.7 assists and 2.52 steals per game. Paul George adds 26.9 points plus eight boards and 2.18 steals a contest in his second year with the team. Steven Adams chips in 15.5 points plus 10.1 boards a night while Dennis Schroder adds 15.2 points and 4.4 assists per game. Jerian Grant (12.6 points, five rebounds), Corey Brewer, Terrance Ferguson, Andre Roberson, Raymond Felton, Alex Abrines and Patrick Patterson have to make their presence known on both ends. Roberson is still out after rupturing his patellar tendon on January 27. He suffered a setback and will be out until at least mid-January as a second surgery may be required. Oklahoma City is tied for 16th in the league in field goal percentage as the team shoots 45.7 percent from the floor. The Thunder is tied for 24th with 9.8 made threes per game and stand 30th in three point shooting at 32.6 percent.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

San Antonio has been on a roll of late with six wins in their last seven games coming into this contest. The Spurs entered Friday with a half game edge in the Southwest Division race and they got the upper hand against Oklahoma City. The Thunder is dealing with question marks as Adams is questionable here while Noel and Abrines are missing. With one key big man missing and another one questionable here, you have to be worried about the Thunder. Look for San Antonio to get the win here.

Prediction: San Antonio Spurs

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

You have to wonder how much these teams have left after that war that skyrocketed over the total Thursday night. Both teams needed Friday just to recover from that contest. The loss of Gay for the Spurs is going to be problematic but the Thunder has their own issues to deal with on the injury front. Oklahoma City has played well at home but three straight losses has to be a bit of a concern. Can the Thunder find a way to get back in the win column in this contest?

The under is 6-2 in the Spurs’ last 8 Saturday games and 8-3 in their last 11 against Western Conference opponents. Oklahoma City has seen the under go 5-1 in their last 6 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game, 15-5 in their last 20 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game and 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The teams have stayed under the total in each of their last four meetings in Oklahoma City: after Thursday’s explosive offensive showing, this one ends up under the number.

Prediction: Under

Chris Kubala

Christopher Kubala has been crunching stats and following sports for over 30 years. His in depth analysis and passion for sports have led him to writing books about sports, regularly being featured on sports talk radio and as the go-to person for any obscure trivia. He keeps an eye on transactions and statistics like a hawk, especially when it comes to football, both the NFL and college, the NHL, the NBA and college basketball and MLB.

Login

Forgot Password?
Forgot your password? Enter your email and we'll send you a reset token:

Return to login
Enter the token from your email and a new password. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you didn't get the email.

Upcoming Free Picks

Wednesday, Mar 20
NBA
#563 Milwaukee Bucks
#564 Cleveland Cavaliers
7:05pm
View Pick
#565 New Orleans Pelicans 226
#566 Orlando Magic -6.5
7:05pm
View Pick
#567 Boston Celtics 226
#568 Philadelphia 76ers -2.5
7:05pm
View Pick
#569 Utah Jazz -12
#570 New York Knicks 211.5
7:35pm
View Pick
#571 Washington Wizards -2
#572 Chicago Bulls 234.5
8:05pm
View Pick
#573 Houston Rockets -4.5
#574 Memphis Grizzlies 217.5
8:05pm
View Pick
#575 Miami Heat 210.5
#576 San Antonio Spurs -6
8:35pm
View Pick
#577 Toronto Raptors
#578 Oklahoma City Thunder
9:35pm
View Pick
#579 Dallas Mavericks 217.5
#580 Portland Trailblazers -10
10:05pm
View Pick
NCAAB
#715 North Dakota State 133
#716 NC Central -5
6:40pm
View Pick
#717 Toledo 140
#718 Xavier -6.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#719 Norfolk State
#720 Alabama
7:00pm
View Pick
#723 Harvard 150
#724 Georgetown -5
7:00pm
View Pick
#741 Howard 159.5
#742 Coastal Carolina -11.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#743 Stony Brook 135
#744 USF -6.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#739 Central Michigan 166
#740 DePaul -5
8:00pm
View Pick
#725 Sam Houston State
#726 TCU
9:00pm
View Pick
#713 Arizona State -1.5
#714 St. John's 151
9:10pm
View Pick
MLB
#901 Seattle Mariners 9
#902 Oakland Athletics -125
5:35am
View Pick
Thursday, Mar 21
NCAAB
#773 Minnesota 134
#774 Louisville -5
12:15pm
View Pick
#767 Yale 160.5
#768 LSU -7.5
12:40pm
View Pick
#781 New Mexico State 143
#782 Auburn -6
1:30pm
View Pick
#763 Vermont 133
#764 Florida State -10.5
2:00pm
View Pick
#775 Bradley
#776 Michigan State
2:45pm
View Pick
#783 Northeastern 144
#784 Kansas -7
4:00pm
View Pick
#761 Murray State 148
#762 Marquette -4
4:30pm
View Pick
#777 Florida 132.5
#778 Nevada -2
6:50pm
View Pick
#737 Grand Canyon
#738 West Virginia
7:00pm
View Pick
#771 Abilene Christian
#772 Kentucky
7:10pm
View Pick
#757 Saint Mary's 129
#758 Villanova -5
7:20pm
View Pick
#785 Fairleigh Dickinson
#786 Gonzaga
7:25pm
View Pick
#779 Montana
#780 Michigan
9:20pm
View Pick
#769 Seton Hall 142.5
#770 Wofford -2.5
9:40pm
View Pick
#759 ODU 129
#760 Purdue -13
9:50pm
View Pick
#787 Baylor 135
#788 Syracuse -2
9:57pm
View Pick
Friday, Mar 22
NCAAB
#805 Iowa 139
#806 Cincinnati -3.5
12:15pm
View Pick
#803 Oklahoma 142
#804 Ole Miss -1
12:40pm
View Pick
#819 Northern Kentucky
#820 Texas Tech
1:30pm
View Pick
#827 Cal Irvine 118
#828 Kansas State -4.5
2:00pm
View Pick
#807 Colgate
#808 Tennessee
2:45pm
View Pick
#801 Gardner-Webb
#802 Virginia
3:10pm
View Pick
#825 Oregon 116
#826 Wisconsin -1.5
4:30pm
View Pick
#811 Washington 134
#812 Utah State -3
6:50pm
View Pick
#815 Georgia State 142
#816 Houston -11.5
7:20pm
View Pick
#821 Liberty 135
#822 Mississippi St -6.5
7:27pm
View Pick
#809 Iona
#810 North Carolina (UNC)
9:20pm
View Pick
#799 UCF -1.5
#800 VCU 124.5
9:40pm
View Pick
#813 Ohio State 140
#814 Iowa State -5.5
9:50pm
View Pick
#823 St. Louis 126
#824 Virginia Tech -11
9:57pm
View Pick