Free NBA Playoffs Pick: Spurs vs Thunder Lines
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Round 2: Game 3
Date: Friday May 6
Time: 9:30PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Spurs -2
NBA Betting Total: 199.5
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After San Antonio sent a message in Game 1, Oklahoma City sent one right back.
The Thunder stole Game 2 after some questionable officiating calls, but nonetheless, the series is tied 1-1.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City did everything they needed to do and with a little help from the officials, got the job done in Game 2.
It was Westbrook and Durant once again who dominated play, as Durant went 28, with Westbrook adding 29 of his own. The Thunder also got contributions from Ibaka, Adams, and Kanter who all had 12 of their own.
While the offense was clicking, it was the defense that came up huge for the Thunder. Behind some clutch stops down the stretch, the Thunder held the Spurs to just 42% shooting from the field.
They continued to suffocate shooters and not allow any clean looks for the Spurs.
The Thunder now return home to a place where they’ve played extremely well. Oklahoma City has gone 34-10 on the season at home, but they did drop a game against the Mavericks in Round 1 at home.
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio shouldn’t be too alarmed about their Game 2 loss. This team was one of the best on the road in during the regular season and handled both meetings with the Grizzlies in Round 1 on the road.
The Spurs are 29-14 away from home. It’s their defense that dominates, as they have held the opposition to just 94 points per road game.
This is where the veterans will certainly step up and play a big part.
Tony Parker and Tim Duncan have been through many of these situations before where home court has been stolen from them. With them, along with Aldridge and Leonard, this team has so many playmakers.
Look for them to really come out inspired here as this is still their series to lose despite not having home court.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Spurs are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Conference Semifinals games.
- Spurs are 17-6 ATS in their last 23 games following a straight up loss.
- Thunder are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Thunder are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Conference Semifinals games.
- Thunder are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
The Thunder gained some momentum, but this is where the Spurs come out with some fire.
Yes there was some questionable calls, but even the Spurs said after the game they just need to move on here.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: San Antonio Spurs -2
Lay the low number here, the Spurs are a much deeper team and should be able to grab homecourt back.
NBA Free Score Prediction: San Antonio Spurs 104 – Oklahoma City 94
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