Free NBA Picks Today: San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder 3/12/23

Free NBA Picks Today: San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder 3/12/23
Sun 12th March 2023

The Oklahoma City Thunder (32-35, 12-20 Away) travel to face the San Antonio Spurs (17-49, 11-22 Home) Sunday in what is likely to be an up-tempo game. Oklahoma City is playing on back-to-back days after topping the New Orleans Pelicans 110-96 at Smoothie King Center yesterday.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a standout performance with 35 points and six rebounds. The Thunder are 11th in the Western Conference. San Antonio got the win on Friday at AT&T Center, beating the Denver Nuggets 128-120. Keldon Johnson had 23 points, eight rebounds, and six assists to lead the team. The Spurs are 14th in the Western Conference.

This marks the last meeting of the season between the teams. After winning both of the earlier season matchups against San Antonio, the last of which was a 130-114 victory at Paycom Center in December 2022, Oklahoma City will be looking for a season sweep. Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 28 points, eight assists, six rebounds, and four blocks.

Devin Vassell had 20 points in the losing effort. The Thunder have been led this season by Gilgeous-Alexander, who is averaging 31.2 points per game, fourth-highest in the NBA. Meanwhile, Josh Giddey is contributing 7.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game.

Johnson has supplied much of the Spurs’ offense, averaging 21.6 points per game. Zach Collins is posting 6.1 rebounds per game, and Tre Jones is distributing 6.2 assists.

Look for plenty of transition offense in this matchup that showcases two of the league’s most fast-breaking teams, as the Thunder and the Spurs rank third and fourth, respectively, in possessions per game.

The Thunder have had little success at AT&T Center in recent seasons, losing eight of the last 10 visits. Meanwhile, the Thunder are 3-7 when playing the second of a back-to-back this season and 3-5 with a rest disadvantage.

The Spurs are 1-4 with a rest advantage.In the last 10 games, Oklahoma City is 4-6 with an average margin of -0.2 (119.0-119.2). San Antonio has gone 3-7 over the last 10, allowing 119.9 points per game on average while scoring only 110.3 (-9.6 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jalen Williams: 31.7 | 20.6 | +11.0
Kenrich Williams: 0.0 | 14.6 | -14.6
Points per game:
Jalen Williams: 23.0 | 13.3 | +9.7
Rebounds per game:
Kenrich Williams: 0.0 | 4.8 | -4.8
Assists per game:
Josh Giddey: 9.6 | 6.2 | +3.4
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 4.0 | 5.6 | -1.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jeremy Sochan: 28.5 | 18.5 | +10.0
Points per game:
Jeremy Sochan: 17.0 | 10.7 | +6.3
Tre Jones: 9.3 | 12.6 | -3.2
Rebounds per game:
Jeremy Sochan: 8.3 | 5.2 | +3.1

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

OKC Thunder (-150)

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