Pick #1 – Oklahoma Thunder at Golden State Warriors
About as perfect of a way to wrap up a nice Memorial Day weekend as you can have will be tonight's game 7 western conference final between two of the most talented teams in the NBA. The deciding game in a highly contested back and forth battle between the identical 6-4 over there last 10 games Oklahoma Thunder and Golden State Warriors. The Oklahoma Thunder (66-33) and the Golden State Warriors (84-14) are both playing some of the highest level of basketball we have seen from anyone all year and are each seeming to find a way to win at all costs. The Thunder have no reported injuries while the Warriors note only Kevon Looney as out for this game so it will be all hands on deck as they duke it out for a chance to play for a trip to the NBA finals and a chance at the title. After watching the entire series with a fine tooth comb we can see a pattern developing that highly favors the UNDER in this situation. Lets start to look inside the overwhelming stats that are pointing us towards this conclusion. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City. Continuing to add onto the evidence the total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games when playing Golden State. Even more convincing the total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Golden State. Every possession will matter and we can expect both teams to slow down and play as such. The offensive and defensive combined stats over the last 10 games are 219.9 and 216.1 so if we get the slower more defensive game we expect the outcome should go in our favor. The over/under for this NBA spread total opened at 219.5 and has now dropped all the way to 218.5 so we have to love the direction the money is taking us for this pick. The Thunder suffered a heartbreaking loss at home last game by 7 points so we can expect them them to be putting serious emphasis on the defensive end tonight similar to what they did extremely well last game until the end and Jason Thompson's hot hand finally got the best of them. The public consensus for this game is 56% towards the OVER so its really a coin flip that we will take the other side of this one due to all of the trends above plus what we have witnessed so far. The last time these two faced off two days ago the final score was a 108 – 101 win for the Warriors on the road and we can expect another dogfight at the defensive end again tonight. We have to feel happy about taking the UNDER 218.5 with the way things are shaping up for tonight's contest. Lets take the UNDER 218.5 and enjoy as one of these two great teams makes there way to the NBA finals.
Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors - Western Conference Finals - Game 7 - Monday, May 30, 2016 9:00 PM
727 Oklahoma City Thunder +7
728 Golden State Warriors -7
727 Oklahoma City Thunder Over 218.5
728 Golden State Warriors Under 218.5
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
UNDER 218.5 (2 Units)
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