Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/29/14 Game Five
Oklahoma City Thunder (59-23) at San Antonio Spurs (62-20)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 9:00 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder will play a crucial game five of the Western Conference finals with the series all tied up at 2-2.
The Thunder cruised with an effortless game four victory, 105-92, and are now 6-0 SU against the Spurs this season with their lineup at 100 percent. The Thunder are also 9-3 SU in the playoffs when scoring more than 100 points. In the Thunder’s last five games, they’re averaging 99.4 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 104.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting. While everybody is talking about the return of Serge Ibaka, Russell Westbrook has scored a combined 66 points and racked up 17 assists in his last two games. Meanwhile, Kevin Durant has bumped his series field goal percentage to 46.1 percent and has scored no less than 25 points in 12 of his last 13 playoff games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 52-44-3 ATS overall and 24-24-1 ATS on the road.
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In the game four loss, the Spurs shot just 39.8 percent from the field and received a combined 15 points from three of their starters. The Spurs are 3-6 SU in the nine playoff games where they’ve allowed a team to score 100-plus points. In the Spurs last five games, they’re averaging 105.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 95 points on 44 percent shooting. In game four, Tim Duncan was held to single digits for the first time in these playoffs and Danny Green scored a combined 11 points in the two games in OKC after scoring 37 points in the first two home games. The Spurs need this game in the worst way and return home where they shoot 49.9 percent from the field. The San Antonio Spurs are 52-46 ATS overall and 26-24 ATS at home.
The Thunder are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Conference Finals games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Spurs are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Thunder are 12-3-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
With a healthy Ibaka, I like the Thunder to keep rolling and win this game SU. However, we're getting a great deal of points that make this bet impossible to turn down.