Oklahoma City Thunder vs San Antonio Spurs – NBA : This will be one of the most important games of the night, because the two teams are very close on the NBA standings.
The Spurs are in 5th place while the Thunder are in 7th place of the Western Conference, positions that can be reversed with a win for the Thunder here.
The Thunder are coming off a good win over the Spurs and they have won 3 of their last 5 games overall.
Their record shows 38 wins and 29 losses, which means they have a win-rate of 56.7%. Only at home, the team is also coming off 3 wins on their last 5 games, and they have a record of 22 wins and 11 losses, which results on a 66.7% win-rate.
That win-rate could be much higher in case the team had started off playing the way they’re playing right now. However, they took some time to adjust and on that period, their numbers were below what was expected from them.
Their last 5 games at home were:
08.03.18 NBA Oklahoma City Thunder Phoenix Suns 115-87
06.03.18 NBA Oklahoma City Thunder Houston Rockets 112-122
26.02.18 NBA Oklahoma City Thunder Orlando Magic 112-105
13.02.18 NBA Oklahoma City Thunder Cleveland Cavaliers 112-120
11.02.18 NBA Oklahoma City Thunder Memphis Grizzlies 110-92
The team still has Roberson as their only absence and their All-Star trio will be available to play here.
The Spurs are coming off a loss on a tough match against the powerful GSW and they occupy the 5th place in the West with 37 wins and 28 losses, which means they have a win-rate of 56.9%.
On the road, the team has 14 wins and 20 losses, which results on a win-rate of 41.2%, which is well below their overall win-rate.
The team has lost 4 of its last 5 games and are in free fall, being a strong contender to leaving the play-off spots. The team is really feeling the absence of the small forward Kawhi Leonard and they will also be without their center Pau Gasol.
Their last 5 games on the road were:
09.03.18 NBA Golden State Warriors San Antonio Spurs 110-107
25.02.18 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers San Antonio Spurs 94-110
23.02.18 NBA Denver Nuggets San Antonio Spurs 122-119
14.02.18 NBA Denver Nuggets San Antonio Spurs 117-109
13.02.18 NBA Utah Jazz San Antonio Spurs 101-99
Oklahoma City Thunder vs San Antonio Spurs – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Summarizing, this will be a close match. However, OKC’s current moment of form is better.
Adding that to the team’s better quality and home advantage, we have the ideal scenario for a hosts’ victory here, which would mean they would overtake Spurs on the standings.
Spurs’ moment of form isn’t easy and their position isn’t either, having only tough games on this streak.