Sportsbooks Giving Thunder a Shot Against SpursPosted by: Charlie Smith
With the Golden State Warriors falling short against the Boston Celtics this past online NBA betting Wednesday night, the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference is officially up for grabs. Which means that the San Antonio Spurs will now have a little extra motivation to make a sportsbook push for the lead in the West, now that the door has been left wide open. As fate would have it, the Spurs will get that opportunity Thursday night.
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Thursday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder will be hosting the San Antonio Spurs. This contest will mark the second time this season these two have faced off, with the Spurs coming out on top in the first round 108-94. Furthermore, these two teams will have to face each other for a third time later this month on the 31st. Let’s see what the sportsbooks are predicting for Thursday night’s matchup.
ONLINE NBA BETTING ODDS – REGULAR SEASON – Thursday, March 9th
San Antonio Spurs -3 (-110) 211 ½ (-110) -150
Oklahoma City Thunder +3 (-110) 211 ½ (-110) +130
NBA Betting on San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success under Greg Popovich’s guidance and the 2017 season is no different. San Antonio enters this contest sporting a 50-13 record that ranks the Spurs second in the West and 1st in the Southwest Division. The Spurs are 2 games shy of tying the Warriors atop the Conference. Right now the Spurs are one of the hottest teams in the league considering that they haven’t lost a game since mid-February.
The sportsbook favorites will turn to leading point-scorer Kawhi Leonard to lead them in Thursday night’s contest. Leonard is currently averaging 26.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per contest. Second in points for the Spurs is LaMarcus Aldridge who is currently netting the team 17.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per outing.
NBA Betting on Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder haven’t been as dangerous this season without Durant in the lineup, but there’s no doubt that Russell Westbrook has been sensational this season. Oklahoma City slides into this matchup flashing a 35-29 record that ranks the franchise 7th in the West and second in the Northwest Division. The online NBA betting odds aren’t exactly ruling out the Thunder Thursday night, but considering that Oklahoma City enters this contest riding a 4-game losing streak, it’s hard to imagine them turning it around against a team as dominant as the Spurs.
Oklahoma City will turn to Westbrook to lead them to a sensational upset victory over the Spurs. Right now Westbrook is averaging a triple-double for the season with 32.1 points per game, 10.5 rebounds, and 10.0 assists per contest. Second in points for the Thunder is Victor Oladipo who is throwing up 16.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per outing.