The San Antonio Spurs are a perfect 30-0 straight up at home this season and are 20-10 against the spread over that span. The Spurs will try to keep their perfect home record intact with a win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday at the AT&T Center.
San Antonio is currently going off at +400 on the odds to win the NBA Championship at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Through the first 64 games of the season, the Spurs have been favored in all but two games this year.
The Spurs bounced back from a surprising road loss to the Indiana Pacers with a blowout win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, easily covering as a 9.5-point betting favorite in the 116-91 win. San Antonio is 5-3 ATS over its last eight games after going through an 0-4 ATS slump in the first half of February.
Overall, the Spurs have been an extremely consistent moneymaker for their backers, going 54-10 SU and 39-25 ATS to this point in the season.
Dating back to last year, San Antonio's regular season home win streak is at 39-0 SU with a 28-11 ATS record per the OddsShark NBA Database. That streak will be put to the test on San Antonio's current five-game home stretch, which includes games against Oklahoma City, the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State.
Even with wins in their last two games, the Chicago Bulls are just 5-9 SU and 6-8 ATS in their last 14 games. This is in large part due to the Bulls' struggles on the road; Chicago has lost seven straight road games and is just 1-9 SU and 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games away from home.
With Jimmy Butler still out with a knee injury, the Bulls are going to have a hard time breaking out of their road woes against one of the best home teams in the NBA.
On paper, this looks to be a very favorable spot for the Spurs. However, Chicago has played some excellent basketball as a big underdog in recent seasons with a 12-3 ATS record in its last 15 games as a double-digit underdog. The Bulls have even won three of their last four games as a double-digit underdog outright.