Spurs at Thunder Game 3 - 5/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (72-16) at Oklahoma City Thunder (60-29)
NBA Basketball: Friday, May 6, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -1.5 -- Over/Under: 199 See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Friday night for game three at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs hope to regain home court advantage by stealing this road game. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 105.5 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 85.7 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 20.8 points and 5.2 rebounds while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 22.8 points and 7.7 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 6.2 assists and Tim Duncan is grabbing six rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 44.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won six of their last 10 road games.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder hope to take control of this series by winning and going up 2-1. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 107.1 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 98.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 24.9 points and 6.7 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 24.7 points and 10.7 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 1.7 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won eight of their last nine home games.
I had the Thunder winning this series, and their win in San Antonio now puts them in the driver seat to do just that. OKC's role players play much better at home and all but one of the Spurs 16 losses this season have come on the road. Of course, the Spurs are capable of winning this game, but I like the Thunder's athletes on their home court where they seem to play at another level.
Give me the Thunder and the small line.