The two best teams in the Western Conference square off tonight when the San Antonio Spurs host the Oklahoma City Thunder at the AT&T Center starting at 8:30pm EST. Pick up NBA odds at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Spurs are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 2 days rest and 39-17-3 ATS in their last 59 home games, but just 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600. The Thunder on the other hand are 5-1 ATS in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
The Spurs are coming into this game after a surprising 30 point loss at home to the Portland Trailblazers. The 136 points the Spurs let up in the game were the most points the team has let up in the Tim Duncan era. Their defense will need to be greatly improved to match the young, athletic, and skilled players that OKC features.
The Thunder on the other hand is coming off of a ho-hum type win at home against the Celtics. The Thunder has won 5 games in a row now and has their sights set on overtaking the Spurs for the #1 seed out west.
The injury status of Tony Parker will be a big factor in this game. Even if he plays he will have a handful with Russell Westbrook to say the least. The Spurs are a very good home team and should come out ready to go, but I like the Thunder +3 in this one at best online sportsbooks.