Sparks will fly tonight as the Thunder (25-16, 13-6 home) host the Spurs (25-18, 7-13 away) at 8:00 p.m. EST at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
These two teams have already met once this season. The last time they faced off on January 11th, 2019, San Antonio won 154-147 behind 56 points from LaMarcus Aldridge.
The Thunder began the day as 4.5-point favorites for this match up, with a projected point total of 228. That’s a sizeable point spread, so think twice if you’re thinking of wagering on the Thunder. San Antonio is 26-16-1 against the spread this season and 25-18-0 over/under. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, is 22-19-0 ATS and 19-22-0 over/under.
San Antonio enters the game ranked 17th in the league in defensive rating. They’re giving up 109.2 points per contest and are limiting opposing teams to 45.0% from the field and 35.0% from downtown. Offensively, they’re averaging 112.3 points and are 21st in rebounds and 11th in assists.
On the flip side, Oklahoma City ranks 19th in offensive rating. The Thunder are averaging 112.6 points per game on 42.0% shooting and are second in rebounds and 24th in assists. Defensively, they’re giving up 107.3 points per game and are 19th in field goals allowed and fifth in three-pointers allowed.
Both squads have been active lately. The Thunder are fresh off of a 154-147 loss vs the Spurs in San Antonio in which they were 15 for 35 from deep and won the war on the glass 59-51.
The Spurs, meanwhile, are fresh off a 154-147 win versus the Thunder in San Antonio in which they handed out 38 dimes and scratched and clawed their way to eight swipes. LaMarcus Aldridge torched the Thunder for 56 points.
All told, the Spurs have won seven of their last ten games and are seventh in the Western Conference, while the Thunder have dropped six of their last ten and are third in the Western Conference.