Pick #1 – Okalahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs
The second round of the NBA playoffs is finally here and it looks like teams are really starting to give it all they got as each series becomes increasingly important. After getting crushed in game 1 this is a must win comeback game for the Thunder who are sporting a not that stellar 5-5 record over there last 10 games and will have there work cut out for them against the hot Spurs who have a solid 7-3 10 game run going. The Okalahoma City Thunder (59-29) and the San Antonio Spurs (72-15) are both looking to come away with a win tonight and it appears this matchup will be taking to more of the Thunder's pace of play which bodes well for our pick tonight. Each team is not reporting any injuries so all offensive weapons will be on deck and if it goes anything like last game they will also be on full display. The Thunder need to prove they can hang with the Spurs tonight and this should mean a fast paced game with lots of scoring which is what we saw in the first contest. This is a matchup playoff specific situation we are looking at here and neither team seems to want to play slow basketball so we have feel like taking the OVER is a positive and plus expected value bet for the following reasons. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games. In addition to this the total has gone OVER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 8 games on the roads. What we are seeing here is a high flying Okalahoma team that the Spurs are taking no chances with by matching them with serious offensive power of there own. The offensive and defensive merged stats over the prior 10 games are 210.8 and 191.9 respectively so its really the high offensive production numbers we are banking on here which easily get us to the OVER we need to hit today. The over/under for this NBA spread total opened at 99.5 and has moved up a point to 200.5 which is always a nice sign that the majority of smart bets on coming in on our favorite side. The Spurs absolutely demolished the Thunder last game on there home court and are a -7.5 point spread favorite tonight so we can be assured the points will be on the up swing again in San Antonio. The public consensus for this pick is a very strong 66% so this outcome seems to have clear side in a lot of people's eyes. The last plyaoff game two days ago in San Antonio between these two Western conference counterparts resulted in a 124 – 92 smashing of the Thunder by the Spurs and it should be another high powered offensive fight tonight. We have to feel great about the OVER 200.5 spot were getting here and should expect another offensive outburst from both sides.
Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs - Western Conference Playoffs Semifinals - Game 2 - Monday, May 02, 2016 9:35 PM
509 Oklahoma City Thunder +7½
510 San Antonio Spurs -7½
509 Oklahoma City Thunder Over 200½
510 San Antonio Spurs Under 200½
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
OVER 200.5 (2 Units)
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