Spurs vs Thunder Free Pick
Spurs @ Thunder (OKC -2.5, 218)
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Remember the San Antonio Spurs? Yes, they still play in the NBA though they haven’t played a game since Valentine’s Day. The Spurs had four players – Rudy Gay, Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell, and Derrick White – test positive for COVID-19 after that Feb. 14 win over Charlotte.
San Antonio will continue to be shorthanded as those four players plus Quinndary Weatherspoon will remain out while they work their way back through the league protocols. If LaMarcus Aldridge can go tonight, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will have 10 players.
It doesn’t matter how many players Oklahoma City has; the Thunder continue to underwhelm having lost seven of their last nine games. That includes Monday’s 108-94 loss to Miami.
The score of that Thunder game gives us some insight into tonight’s pick. The total has gone Under in three straight Thunder games and six of the last seven. The total in Monday’s game against the Heat was 212.5.
Tonight’s total of 218 is similar to the first meeting of the season between the Spurs and Thunder. On January 12, the Thunder beat the Spurs at home 112-102. The total was 218.5
The Spurs had similar results in their last six games. The total has gone Under in four of the last six San Antonio games.
With a depleted lineup and having not played in 10 days, don’t expect the Spurs offense to light up the scoreboard. On the other end, keep in mind that Oklahoma City has scored fewer than 95 points in two of its last three games. The Thunder managed just 85 in a loss to Minnesota and 94 in that loss to Miami on Monday.
The Spurs are 19th in scoring (111.1 ppg) and Oklahoma City is 27th (106.8). It’s just one more reason why tonight’s game total is going Under the posted total of 218.