The San Antonio Spurs (1-3) tip off against the Oklahoma City Thunder (4-1) at 8:00 pm EST later today in San Antonio. The Spurs won their last preseason game, against Utah, and hope to keep up their winning ways. The Thunder demolished the Pistons 115-99 with a depleted roster on the road in their last game, on Tuesday night. The Spurs are favored by -2 in the matchup.
We have compiled all the things you need to know before the game starts.
Tipoff Time: 8:00pm EST
Where to watch: Bally Sports SW, NBA League Pass, FuboTV seven day trial
Moneyline: Spurs -134, Thunder +110
Air Alamo's lock of the night: take the over 219.5, at -110 odds
Please note that betting odds are always being changed and updated
The Thunder are going into this game with limited defensive help, and while the Spurs are a well-rounded defensive team with Tre Jones, Jakob Poeltl, Devin Vassell, Jeremy Sochan, and Keldon Johnson, I think the drive on both sides will be too much. Each team is full of talent trying to snag a roster spot or slot in the starting five, so everyone should be bringing their best on the offensive end of the floor. I do not think the Spurs will be able to stop an onslaught of points.
Despite the Thunder playing without Chet Holmgren and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, I think the Spurs will lose with a score of 90-102. The Thunder have been hot this preseason, and the lone Spurs victory was barely squeaked out in the fourth quarter. I suspect both Tre Jones and Jakob Poeltl will need good games to manage a win, and I just don't see both of them overperforming.
After this game, the Spurs don't play again until October 19th, when they host the Charlotte Hornets in the regular season debut.