*10* TOTAL POWER ~ 3-0 MONDAY! OUTRAGEOUS 13-2 NBA RUN!
San Antonio vs. Oklahoma City,
02/11/2020 20:00 EDT,
Score: 114 - 106
Total: -110/+219½ Under
10* Under Spurs/Thunder (8:05 ET): The “Rodeo Road Trip” is something the Spurs have been dealing with for decades. But this year’s is going as poorly as any in history. They’ve lost the first five games and in doing so they have allowed an average of 122.2 PPG. Last night was a 127-120 loss in Denver, which was actually the closest the Spurs have been in any game on this trip since the first one against the Clippers. Tonight they are in OKC to face the surprising Thunder, who have already gone over their projected season win total of 31.5.
The Thunder have won 9 of their last 11 games. But one of those two losses came Sunday, here at home vs. Boston. They lost 112-111 but did cover the 1.5-point spread. That’s a very good (and hot!) Celtics team, so there’s no reason for OKC to hang its collective head in shame. What’s interesting is that the 112 pts allowed were the most in any game since a win over Orlando on 1.22. They’ve been doing a lot better than the Spurs recently, giving up just 104.6 PPG in their L5 contests.
Despite the Spurs’ defensive deficiencies, I like this one to go Under. The teams met last month in San Antonio and the Thunder prevailed 109-103. That game had a total of 217.0. The Spurs shot 41.9% from three-point range in that game, something they almost certainly won’t repeat tonight. With the Thunder, it’s the number that’s key. In games with a total of 220 or higher, the Under is 16-3 for them this season. That includes 9-2 at home. 10* Under Spurs/Thunder