Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Christmas Day Thursday December 25, 2014 at 2:30 PM EST on the ABC Television Network.
The (13-16) Oklahoma City Thunder of the Western Conference Northwest Division will make the trip from the Sooner State to the Alamo City to take on the (18-11) San Antonio Spurs also of the Western Conference Southwest Division in 2014 NBA action. The team will play at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. This Sports Handicapper believes Oklahoma City Thunder are back to being an elite team after the return of their two Megastars. San Antonio is in the most competitive divisions and all of Basketball. The betting line has San Antonio as a 5-point home favorite Against The Point Spread, and the betting odds total is not available for Thursday’s game.
The 2014-15 Oklahoma City Thunder have lost three of four straight up, and two of the next three are against divisional opponents. Oklahoma City is 1-7 Against The Point Spread their last eight on the road vs. A team with a winning home record. OKC is 12-5-1 ATS the last 18 times the teams have met. Oklahoma City is 2-3, going over the betting odds total twice and staying under three time on NBA Expert Betting Predictions their last five on the road. The key to a Thunder win is to play with a vengeance, the San Antonio eliminated Oklahoma City in the Western Conference finals. Forward Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook lead Oklahoma City and are the key to success this season.
The 2014-15 San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Clippers at home on December 22nd but have dropped four of five straight up. The betting odds under is 4-1 the last five times the teams have played. The betting odds over is 8-0 San Antonio last 8 at the AT&T Center. San Antonio is 3-3 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total in all six at home. The key to a San Antonio win is to pick up Oklahoma City at half court, they can’t let the Thunder guards dictate the flow. San Antonio most talented player Kawhi Leonard is questionable with a hand injury.
Free Pick: Oklahoma City+5.