The San Antonio Spurs take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday (November 30) at the Paycom Center for NBA Regular Season action.
The 8-13 OKC side are coming into this game on the back of two consecutive losses, dropping to 12th place in the Western Conference standings. The Spurs have been in terrible form, losing eight in a row. They come into this game having placed 14th in the West up until this point of the season. The betting odds and predictions are given below:
The Spurs have had a very tumultuous time this season, winning only six of their 21 games so far. They have been the worst defense in the entire NBA thus far. They are allowing the most field-goal makes, highest FG%, and 3P% to the opposition in the league.
They have conceded 121 points per game this campaign, the most of any team in the NBA. The biggest concern for the Spurs in this game will be the fact that they face one of the best offensive teams in the league.
The Thunder are the sixth-highest-scoring team in the NBA, scoring nearly 116 points per game. They are currently attempting and making the most field goals of any team in the entire NBA this campaign. One of the major reasons for such a blossoming offense is the world-class performances by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
Shai has been playing at an All-Star level all season long, averaging 31 points and six assists per game on 61% true shooting. He has played only five games where he hasn't scored 30 or more at the time of writing, putting into perspective how consistently brilliant he has been.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Match Details
Fixture: San Antonio Spurs @ Oklahoma City Thunder
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 30, 8:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Paycom Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Injury Report
The Spurs are without regular starter Jakob Poeltl, who misses out with a knee injury. The Thunder could be in heaps of trouble if star man Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is deemed unavailable. He is currently at the toss-up stage due to the hip injury he picked up.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Odds & Spreads
San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Starting 5s
San Antonio Spurs: PG Tre Jones SG Devin Vassell SF R. Langford PF K. Johnson C Zach Collins
Oklahoma City Thunder: PG Tre Mann SG Josh Giddey SF Luguentz Dort PF A. Pokusevski C J. Robinson-Earl
Spurs vs. Thunder Betting Prediction
The Thunder should win this one quite comfortably. The Spurs are the worst defensive setup in the entire league, coming up against a free-scoring Thunder side led by Shai and Josh Giddey. Even if Shai is deemed unfit, the Thunder have enough quality and the home crowd to back them up to get the job done.