Thunder at Warriors Game 5 - 5/26/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (66-31) at Golden State Warriors (82-14)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -7.5 -- Over/Under: 221 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors play game five of the Western Conference Finals Thursday night at the Oracle Arena.
The Oklahoma City Thunder advance to their second NBA Finals with a big road victory here. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 107.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 99.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 27.7 points and 7.1 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 26 points and 11.1 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.1 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 2.3 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have split their last 14 road games.
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The Golden State Warriors need a win here to force a game six on Saturday night. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 111.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 42 percent shooting. Klay Thompson is averaging 25.4 points and 3.8 rebounds while Stephen Curry is averaging 24.5 points and 5.5 assists. Draymond Green is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Shaun Livingston is dishing 3.9 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won 20 of their last 23 home games.
The Thunder are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Warriors are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Golden State.
You guys know the deal, as I was backing the Thunder before the rest of the country started to figure out OKC was the real deal. We've been backing the Thunder all playoffs and that's not going to change here, as we're getting a truckload of points. I'm not sure the Thunder close it out here, as that will certainly happen in game six if they don't, but the value continues to be on the Thunder.
Give me the points.