Free NBA Expert Picks For Tonight (Mar 10): Spurs vs Thunder Prediction
The NBA is filled with five games on the board for Saturday night. The Spurs and Thunder have been playing solidly this season. Oklahoma City and San Antonio will battle it out on ABC on Saturday night. My NBA pick for March 10th is below and the odds can be found at Sportsbetting – Don’t Miss 75% Up To $1000 Bonus. If you have thought about buying sports betting picks you should read our Pay For Picks article and take advantage of our free NBA expert picks instead of paying for them.
San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder Predictions
The Thunder and San Antonio have been sitting in the playoff picture most of this season. The Spurs have gone 37-28 this season, which puts them in fifth place of the Western Conference. Oklahoma City is 38-29 this season. The Thunder are in the sixth seed of the Western Conference.
The first game between these two teams was on November 17. San Antonio hosted the first game. The Spurs were able to pull off a close 104-101 victory. Carmelo Anthony, Paul George, and Russell Westbrook combined for fifty-three points, but it was not enough. LaMarcus Aldridge scored twenty-six points and had nine rebounds. Danny Green scored seventeen points.
The second game between these two teams was back on December 3. Oklahoma City was the host of this matchup. Dejounte Murray scored seventeen points and Davis Bertans dropped sixteen of his own. Russell Westbrook scored twenty-two points, added ten assists and grabbed nine rebounds. Steven Adams scored nineteen points and had ten rebounds. The Thunder pulled away with a 90-87 victory.
Kawhi Leonard is ruled out for Saturday’s matchup. Pau Gasol is questionable for the night. The Thunder will be without Andre Roberson, while Terrance Ferguson is questionable for the night. Both teams are without key players, but they will have to overcome the injuries to pull out a victory on Saturday night.
Russell Westbrook is averaging close to a triple-double again this season. Westbrook has been averaging twenty-five points, ten assists, and nine and a half rebounds. Paul George has been averaging twenty-two points and five and a half rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is averaging seventeen points a game.
San Antonio Spurs +4 ½ (-110) at Oklahoma City Thunder -4 ½ (-110)
LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging twenty-two points and eight rebounds. Aldridge has been the leader of the team since Leonard has been out this season. Rudy Gay is second on the team in points per game with eleven. The Spurs system is best defined by the ball movement that creates open shots for many players. In San Antonio’s system, multiple players can score double-digits in a game.
San Antonio allows the least amount of points per game with 99.6. The Spurs play great defense that allows them to beat teams by lower scores than others. Oklahoma City scores the sixth most points per game with 106.8. The Spurs defense will be a good match for the big three of OKC.
The Spurs are four and a half point underdogs, which seems wrong to me. The Thunder play in a lot of close games against higher seeds then them. The Spurs play lockdown defense, while Oklahoma City’s best defensive player, Andre Roberson, is out for the season. I believe San Antonio can win or at least keep it a one-score game. This makes the Spurs a great pick in my opinion.