Spurs at Thunder Game 6 - 5/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (73-18) at Oklahoma City Thunder (62-30)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder +2.5 -- Over/Under: 195.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Thursday night for game six at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs need a victory here in order to force a game seven on Sunday. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 102.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 90.7 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 22.6 points and six rebounds while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 22.3 points and 7.7 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 5.6 assists and Tim Duncan is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 43.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.4 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won 10 of their last 16 road games.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder can reach their fourth Western Conference Finals since the 2010-11 season with a victory here. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 105.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 97.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.4 points and 6.3 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.3 points and 10.7 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 1.8 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Spurs are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games. The Spurs are 3-12 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Oklahoma City and 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
Not sure why the Spurs are the favorites when the Thunder beat them twice at home in three tries. This is a Spurs team that lost just one home regular season game in 41 games. OKC's athletes are running the old Spurs into the ground while Parker and Duncan are giving the Spurs very little. Time to simply accept the Spurs are old and slow, and the Thunder are a bad matchup for them.
Say forget the points and take the Thunder to clinch this series outright.