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Spurs vs Thunder Prediction

12 January 2021

NBA Pick Tuesday

The Spurs vs Thunder is Western Conference tilt between two teams that are hoping to maneuver their way into the playoff this season. These two teams have played over 170 games and the Spurs hold a historical advantage in the head to head splits. You will find the best NBA picks for the Spurs vs Thunder below.

Spurs vs Thunder Against The Spread Pick

Tuesday Night at 8:00PM EST at Chesapeake Energy Arena

The Pick: Thunder +2

Why bet the Thunder?

✅ The Thunder are the healthier team right now. While they are waiting for Trevor Ariza to make his season debut, the remainder of their core is intact and healthy for this game. The Spurs on the other hand are missing key pieces. They will continue to be without Derrick White, but the true key player they will be missing is Demar Derozan, who is away from the team for personal reasons.

✅ The Thunder are the streaking team at the moment. They have won three straight and four of five, and budding star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has lead the way for them.

✅ In the Spurs first game without Derozan, they were only able to muster 88 points at the Timberwolves. Finding offensive cohesion won’t happen immediately in the absence of their top player.

✅ The home team is 14-3 in the past 17 meetings.

Notable injuries: Demar Derozan and Derrick White are out for the Spurs. Trevor Ariza remains out for the Thunder.

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General Information About Spurs vs Thunder

Where do the Spurs play their home games?

The Spurs play their home games at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Where do the Thunder play their home games?

The Thunder play their home games at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Where can you watch Spurs vs Thunder?

You can tune into the Thunder vs Spurs game on NBA League pass.

Where can you bet on Spurs vs Thunder?

The preferred sportsbook for NBA betting is BetMGM Sportsbook to get the best odds and betting options on Spurs vs Thunder.

Spurs vs Thunder predictions and how to bet on the game

With over 170 games played between the Spurs and Thunder, the Spurs holding a definitive edge in the all time series. However, this is not the Spurs dynasty level teams of old, and the most recent games are quite split. The past five seasons have seen a very tight race and recent history paints a different picture than the all time series record does. There is also a recent but multi year shift to the home team having a massive advantage. See above for the pick in this game.

Spurs vs Thunder against the spread predictions

Spurs vs Thunder against the spread predictions refer to whether the Thunder or Spurs win or lose by the necessary points to cover the spread. For a hypothetical line, we will use the Spurs -2. This means a wager on the Spurs would require them to win by more than two points to be considered a winner. A wager on the Thunder, at +2, would require them to either win the game outright or to lose by a single point to be considered a winner.

It is of paramount importance to consider all factors when betting against the spread. This includes but is not limited to availability of key players and rotational players, scheduling – back to back game days are a disadvantage in the NBA and players are often held out of one of the two legs, recent quality of play and so much more. We are here to do the research and heavy lifting so you can kick back and enjoy your bets on the Spurs vs Thunder games. Check above for the best agaisnt the spread pick in Thunder vs Spurs.

Spurs vs Thunder Over / Under betting

Spurs vs Thunder Over or Under betting is a way of wagering on the contest without being required to pick the winner of the game. Instead, these wagers are against a set total of combined points in the game. For a hypothetical example, we will use a total set at 219 points. Over/Under wagers on this Spurs vs Thunder contest would be betting over or under 219 combined points for the two teams.

There are multiple factors that go into Over/Under wagering, including pace (expected possessions per game), offensive efficiency and defensive efficiency. Knowing which teams play faster and slower, and which teams play with a higher and lower level of efficiency at each end of the floor. See above if there is a best Over/Under bet on Spurs vs Thunder.

Spurs vs Thunder Money Line predictions

Money Line wagering on NBA is a fun way to bet on one team or the other, while taking the point spread out of play. Instead of laying or taking the points on the spread, you can lay odds on the favorite or take odds on the underdog to simply win the game outright.

If you are looking to wager on a game, but want to avoid the point spread, a Money Line wager is worth considering. For an example of how a Money Line wager differs from an agaisnt the spread wager, we will use our Spurs -2 hypothetical example from above. Instead of the standard -110 on an against the spread play, the Thunder +2 can instead be had on the Money Line at +110, which adds equity on rate of return and amount risked on your wager.

With the Spurs having an edge on the all time series but the Thunder being the more successful team of late, history cannot be the lone predictor of this particular matchup. There are hours of research required for successful NBA predictions, and we are her to provide that for you, with a conclusion summed up and bottom lined. Check above for the synopsis and who to play in this Spurs vs Thunder matchup.

Spurs vs Thunder Odds

The NBA has the most fluid odds of all the major sports in the United States. Odds are often slow to be released and against the spread, over/under and money line odds all fluctuate, sometimes rapidly throughout the day leading up to tipoff. Spurs vs Thunder won’t draw a massive betting market from the general public, so just a handful of large wagers could move the line in one direction or the other.

Live Streaming Spurs vs Thunder

There are currently no sports books in the United States that offer streaming of NBA games. This will almost certainly change in the future, but for now we have the usual suspects of paid streaming services that might have the game you are looking. Those include but are not limited to YouTubeTV, FuboTV and Hulu. 

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