Thunder at Spurs Game 2 - 5/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (59-29) at San Antonio Spurs (72-15)
NBA Basketball: Monday, May 2, 2016 at 9:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -7.5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs play game two of their series Monday night at the AT&T Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder could use a bounce back performance after getting blown out in game one. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 108.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 24.3 points and 6.7 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 24 points and 10.8 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing two assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The San Antonio Spurs hope to take a commanding 2-0 series lead with another home victory. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 107.2 points on 51.2 percent shooting and allowing 83.2 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 22.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 19.2 points and 7.6 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 6.2 assists and Tim Duncan is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 49 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 28.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have not lost a home game all season.
The Thunder are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The Spurs are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Conference Semifinals games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Thunder burned us in game one, but again, these teams are about as even as they get. Also, you expect Durant and Westbrook to play far better than they did in game one, and Aldridge likely isn't going to make every shot he takes again. OKC is too talented and explosive of a team to be passing up this many points.
I'm again taking the Thunder and the points.