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The San Antonio Spurs opened the season with a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but it has been a dominant run ever since. The Spurs will look to exact a measure of revenge and extend their lengthy home winning streak when they host the Thunder on Saturday in the first meeting since the season-opening encounter in Oklahoma.
San Antonio opened its five-game homestand with a 109-101 victory over Chicago on Thursday to improve to 31-0 at AT&T Center this season and extend its home winning streak to 40 games dating to last season. One more victory at home will give the Spurs sole possession of the third-longest run in NBA history as they enter this one tied with the Orlando Magic of the mid-1990s and four behind the Chicago Bulls of the same era. A meeting on the back end of the homestand with the Golden State Warriors – who pulled into Friday with an NBA-record 46 straight home wins and a three-game lead on San Antonio in the Western Conference – is looming, but the Spurs must first contend with what could be an angry Thunder squad. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 54 points but their teammates provided little support in a home loss to Minnesota on Friday, Oklahoma City’s seventh defeat in 11 games.
TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, ABC
LINE HISTORY: The Spurs opened as eight point favorites at home and by early Saturday morning that line was already adjusted to -8.5. The total opened at 213 on Friday afternoon, wobbled throughout the evening, began falling overnight, and settled in at 210.5 near mid-morning on Saturday.
Thunder – SG D. Waiters (Questionable Saturday, personal)
SG A. Robinson (Questionable Saturday, ankle)
Spurs – No injuries to report.
COVERS POWER RANKINGS: Thunder (-9.7) – Spurs (-16.4) + home court (-3) = Spurs -9.7
DANCE TEAM WAR:
March 12, 2016 – 7:30 PM
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- top bet @ -3.5 -110 Milwaukee
Play – Milwaukee Bucks
Edges – Bucks: 10-1 versus non-rested opponents this season; and 4-1 ATS home with 14-point loss revenge in this series. Pelicans: 6-15 ATS versus non-conference opponents this season.
With the Bucks looking to avenge a 17-point loads at New Orleans earlier this season, we recommend a 1* play on Milwaukee as the Pelicans fall to 4-8 ATS on Saturdays this season while the Bucks improve to 7-4 ATS on Saturdays this season. Thank you and good luck as always.
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