NBA Games Feature Spurs at Thunder and Warriors at Timberwolves

Friday, March 9th, 2018

By Kyle Markus
BETCRIS NBA Games betting odds 2018

The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City both expected to be among the best teams in the Western Conference this year, but are instead battling for their playoff lives. Each team is currently in the top eight seeds but the Clippers and Jazz are lurking close enough to make things uncomfortable for any team in the West that goes on a skid. The Spurs will hit the road to face the Thunder in a nationally televised contest.

In another primetime matchup, the Golden State Warriors will hit the road to face the Minnesota Timberwolves. This is a possible playoff matchup depending on how the seedings shake out. Golden State currently has the second-best record in the NBA and is hoping to catch the Rockets down the stretch.

Let’s dig deeper into these NBA betting matchups and their odds.

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San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Date and Time: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 8:30 p.m. ET

Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder TV Coverage: ABC

The Spurs have won only three of their past 10 games to fall down to fifth place in the Western Conference with a 37-27 record. San Antonio is dealing with myriad injuries and having a tough time remaining competitive against some of the better teams on its schedule.

Oklahoma City is 37-29 on the season so a win could pull it even with the Spurs in the standings. The Thunder will have the most talented player on the court in this game in Russell Westbrook. Oklahoma City is 21-11 at home on the year.

Injury Report

Spurs star swingman Kawhi Leonard is on the comeback trail after missing almost the entire season with a quadriceps injury. He was an MVP candidate a season ago and is one of the most dominant players in the league when healthy. While Leonard could be back soon, it seems unlikely he will be ready to go in this contest.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Free Picks

The Thunder is healthier and has the home court advantage. It should be able to win this game rather easily.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder ATS Pick: Thunder to cover

San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Score Prediction: Thunder 109, Spurs 96

Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Date and Time: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2:30 p.m. ET

Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves TV Coverage: ABC

The Warriors have won six straight games and nine of their past 10 but have failed to make up any ground on Houston because the Rockets have reeled off 17 victories in a row. Golden State is still going to be the favorite to win the title but wants to overtake Houston for the top seed in the West. The Warriors are 50-14 on the season.

The T-Wolves are 38-28 on the season and are currently in sixth place in the West. There is plenty of opportunity to move up or fall down as they are near the Spurs, Thunder and several other teams in the West.

Key Stat

25. That’s the number of wins the Timberwolves have recorded at home this season, which is among the best totals in the NBA. The location is the main reason why Minnesota should have a fighting chance at coming away with this win, although it will still certainly be the underdog. Golden State has been the NBA betting favorite in every game it has played this year.

Warriors vs. Timberwolves Free Picks

This one won’t be easy, but take the Warriors to come away with a narrow win in Minnesota. The Timberwolves should keep it interesting until the end.

Warriors vs. Timberwolves ATS Pick: Take the Timberwolves to cover

Warriors vs. Timberwolves Score Prediction: Warriors 121, Timberwolves 114

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