NBA betting action continues on Monday night from AT&T Center, where the San Antonio Spurs will host the Oklahoma City Thunder in a battle on the NBA betting odds. Don’t miss out on this one, which should be a great clash. The NBA television schedule shows this 8:30 ET tip happening on NBA TV.
Free Basketball Picks: Oklahoma City Thunder @ San Antonio Spurs
Date: Monday, March 11th, 8:30 ET
Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
NBA Betting Odds: Spurs -2.5
Thunder vs. Spurs Live TV: NBA TV
Every now and again, you run across a spot in the schedule that just doesn’t look good for one team or the other. In this case, Monday’s game between the Spurs and the Thunder really shouldn’t be much of a contest when you look deeply at it. On paper, San Antonio looks like it should be a slightly inferior squad. It has looked good, but not consistently great over the course of the last month of the season, and its best player, G Tony Parker is still on the shelf battling an ankle injury for the next few weeks. Oklahoma City meanwhile, is hitting on all cylinders and is covering games at will; its run is now five straight SU and four out of five ATS. However, the Spurs last played on Friday, and they had the whole weekend to stew over the fact that they were beaten by a whopping 30 points by the lowly Portland Trail Blazers, who are one of the worst road teams in the NBA. Head Coach Gregg Popovich is going to demand a better defensive effort in this one for sure. The Thunder had to play yesterday against the Boston Celtics, and though that was a day game, it was still a physical game that was a lot more demanding than the 12-point margin of victory suggests. Now add into the mix the fact that the Spurs have dropped five of the last six to the Thunder both SU and ATS. It’s just not shaping up well for Oklahoma City, and we think that it is going to get knocked down a rung after getting close to taking over the top spot in the West.
Thunder @ Spurs Pick: San Antonio Spurs -2.5
Thunder @ Spurs Prediction: San Antonio 102 – Oklahoma City 96