Bet the OKC vs San Antonio NBA Western Conference Showdown

Posted by Eric Williams on Friday,March 11, 2016 5:03, EST in

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be on a mission to both, prove they belong in the conversation with Golden State and San Antonio as elite championship title contenders while simultaneously handing the Spurs their first home loss of the season. Of course, beating the Sours on their home floor will be a lot easier said than done. Now, let’s find out if the Thunder have what it takes to pull off the pro basketball odds upset.

How to Bet the Oklahoma City vs. San Antonio NBA Odds & TV Info

When:  Saturday March 12, 8:30 PM  ET
Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
TV: ABC
Radio: 1200 WOAI
TV Stream: ABC.go.com
NBA Odds: TBA

Why Bet the Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder (44-20 SU, 26-37 ATS) could be the right bet in this contest for a couple of reasons. First, Oklahoma Coty has a pair of absolute superstars in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and second, they’re completely desperate to prove they can play with OKC and Golden State.

Oklahoma City has won two straight and put a 120-108 smackdown on the Clippers on Wednesday to cash in as a 6-point home fave. Unfortunately, the Thunder have also dropped four of their last seven including a pair of collapses against the aforementioned Clippers and Warriors.

Why Bet the San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio (55-10 SU, 39-26 ATS) looks like great wager in this contest for two reasons. First, they’re playing at home where they’ve yet to lose this season. Next, the Spurs are looking to extract some revenge and send a message to their Western Conference rivals.

The Thunder beat the Spurs 112-106 the last time these two Western Conference title contenders met in October, but San Antonio has taken two of the last three meetings overall and has yet to lose at home this season. The Spurs have also put together the best ATS mark on the league (39-25 ATS) while the Thunder have been at or near the bottom of the ATS rankings all season long.

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Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Spurs should be favored in this contest by about five points and I’m going to back them for the win although I’ve got a funny feeling the Thunder are going to really show up in this contest. San Antonito recently got Manu Ginobili back from an ugly injury and added veteran sniper Kevin Martin to help bolster their bench. Not only that, but the Spurs have also seen LaMarcus Aldridge become a lot more comfortable in the Spurs’ system since the all-star break.

With the home team in this rivalry going 16-6-1 ATS in the last 23 meeting and Oklahoma Coty going just 1-4 ATS in their last five visits to the Alamo City, I’m going to back the Spurs to get it done.

My final score prediction: San Antonio 106 Oklahoma City 100