Thunder @ Spurs: George, Westbrook lead Thunder into San Antonio
Thunder @ Spurs NBA odds, spreads and predictions
Both the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs will look to get back to winning ways.
The Thunder are currently on a two-game skid, their latest against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.
Paul George finished with 27 points and nine rebounds, and Russell Westbrook added 25 points, 16 assists and five rebounds in the Thunder's 119-117 loss to the Timberwolves.
Steven Adams added 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Terrance Ferguson chipped in 14 points and four rebounds for the Thunder.
George, Westbrook and company will look to rebound tonight in San Antonio.
When is it? Thursday January 10th
What time is tip off? 9:30 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? AT&T Center
Which channel is it on? TNT
The Spurs, on the other hand, will look to rebound after a loss on Wednesday night.
Bryn Forbes and Marco Bellinelli had 14 points each for the Spurs in a 96-86 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
LaMarcus Aldridge contributed 13 points and seven rebounds, Patty Mills chipped in 13 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals, and Derrick White added 12 points for the Spurs.
Thunder @ Spurs Spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are giving the Spurs 1.5 points in this matchup.
I think the Thunder will rebound in a big way after two-straight losses. Feel comfortable taking Oklahoma City on the road in this one.
Westbrook and George are two superstars in the NBA, and I believe they will carry Oklahoma City in this one.
Take the Thunder.
Thunder @ Spurs Over/Under
The over/under in this one is set at 223 total points.
My final score prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder 112, San Antonio Spurs 100.
Roll with the under in this one.
Where the game will be won or lost
The Oklahoma City Thunder are the best defensive team in the NBA. The Thunder have a 102 defensive rating, which is by far the best in the league.
Four of the five Thunder starters are top 10 in defensive win shares.
Paul George (.187), Steven Adams (.170), Russell Westbrook (.161) and Jerami Grant (.158) are four of the top 10 players in defensive win shares this season.
If the Spurs are going to come away with a home win, they will need to be efficient on the offensive end and hit their three-point shots.
Defense wins championships in sports, and I believe the Thunder are a favorite to come out of the Western Conference, and I think they will come away with this victory on Thursday night.