Spurs at Thunder - 4/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (51-26) at Oklahoma City Thunder (42-35)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder +4.5 -- Over/Under: 217 See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, FSOK
The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder play Tuesday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs look to build on their seven-game winning streak. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 102.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and are allowing 96.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 16.3 points and 7.3 rebounds while Tony Parker is averaging 14.5 points and five assists. Tim Duncan is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and Danny Green is dishing 1.9 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 49.9 percent from the field and 38.7 percent from deep in their last five games. Seven of the Spurs last eight losses have come on the road. The Spurs continue to play lights out ball and find themselves just two games out of the second seed in the West.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder need this game after losing five of their last six games. On the season, the Thunder are averaging 103.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 101.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.7 points and 8.7 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 18.4 points and 11.6 rebounds. Dion Waiters is dishing 1.8 assists and Anthony Morrow is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 48.1 percent shooting in their last five games and have lost four straight when allowing 100-plus points. This is a must-win for the Thunder, as the Pelicans are just a half game back from taking the last playoff spot. The Thunder have won six of their last eight home games.
The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Thunder are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Spurs are 1-9 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Oklahoma City and 6-13-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings overall.
The Thunder have burned me a few times in the past week, but this is still somewhat of a solid team that is scary given the circumstances. One would think OKC would wake up here and pick up the victory with time running out.