Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick, Odds, Predictions - 5/21/14 Game Two
Oklahoma City Thunder (59-23) at San Antonio Spurs (62-20)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -6 -- Over/Under: 211 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs will play game two of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday.
The Thunder lost game one, 105-122, after turning the ball over 16 times and having two of their five starters score zero points. Once again, Russell Westbrook carried the load with a combined 53 points, but Derrick Fisher actually showed up to the party by chipping in 16 points off the bench. It was the first time in 25 games Fisher scored double-digit points. The Thunder are now 4-5 SU in the playoffs when allowing their opponent to score more than 100 points. In the Thunder’s last five games, they’re averaging 106.2 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting. The Thunder need somebody who can step up defensively with Serge Ibaka no longer on the floor. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 50-43-3 ATS overall and 24-23-1 ATS on the road.
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The Spurs improve to 7-2 SU in these playoffs when scoring more than 100 points, as four of their five starters scored no less than 14 points in the game one win. In the Spurs last five games, they’re averaging 110 points on 50.1 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 43.3 percent shooting. The Spurs are also killing teams from beyond the arc, shooting a solid 41.2 percent from downtown. Tim Duncan has scored in the double digits in 19 straight games, and Manu Ginobili made three threes in game one, which was one more than he made in the entire Portland Trail Blazers series. The Spurs have won three of their last playoff games by double digits and are outscoring teams at home by nearly 10 points. The San Antonio Spurs are 51-44 ATS overall and 25-24 ATS at home.
The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The Spurs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Thunder are 10-2-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Thunder won't be nearly as sloppy with the ball in game two and should get an overall better performance from their stars. While they may not win this game, it will be a lot closer than game one was. Take OKC and the points.