|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Monday, 16 March 2009 08:00|
NBA basketball bets have been profitable on both teams but the Thunder have been especially surprising as a NBA betting value. After a slow start the San Antonio Spurs have clicked on NBA basketball bets and climbed to the top of the southwest division standings and 2nd overall in the western conference.
San Antonio had an overall NBA betting record of 43-21 straight up and 33-29-2 against the spread on NBA basketball bets. The Spurs were a solid 18-13-1 against the board in road action and went 23-20-2 on NBA basketball bets as favorites.
The Spurs have been led by their 4th ranked defense while their offense was more suspect and ranked only 23rd in the league stats. San Antonio has been one of the most reliable teams for winning NBA basketball bets since January 27 as they went 14-6 against the spread through March 12.
In that same span the Spurs went over the total 14 out of 20 times. Tony Parker has been a significant asset for San Antonio on NBA basketball bets as he was averaging 21.1 points per game to lead the team. Tim Duncan led the Spurs in rebounding with an average of 10.6 per game.
While the Oklahoma City Thunder have had one of the worst records in the NBA they have been one of the most reliable teams to make NBA basketball bets with. Oklahoma City had an overall NBA betting record of 18-47 straight up but was 40-23-1 against the spread on NBA basketball bets.
The Thunder was 20-12-1 on NBA basketball bets as a host with 20 of those games going under the total. Oklahoma City was a strong 37-20 on NBA basketball bets as an underdog. Kevin Durant has had a stellar season for the Thunder as he led the team in scoring with an average of 25.9 points per game.
In the last meeting between these two teams on December 14 in San Antonio, the Spurs prevailed 109-104 but failed to cover as 16.5-point chalks. The game went over the total of 196.5.
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