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L.A. Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 5 Point Spread Pick

Time: 9:30 PM EST Tuesday May 13, 2014, TNT

Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Oklahoma City Thunder host the L.A. Clippers in Game 5 of a Western Conference semifinals series.

This best of 7 series is tied at 2 games apiece.

In their last games: The Clippers beat the Thunder 101-99.

In their Game 4 win the Clippers the Thunder had a 22-point lead, but L.A. clawed back and outscored OKC by 14 points in the 4th quarter.

We’re certainly not going to tell you that betting a higher percentage of underdogs is the best way to build your bankroll. But, if you follow that theory (we do), then why not get the best underdogs lines at this leading sportsbook. to check them out.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

In the last 6 games between these 2 teams in Oklahoma City the total has gone Over 6 times.

The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Clippers.

The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games between these 2 teams.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: Oklahoma City -5.5
Total Line: 212.5
Money Line: Clippers +190 / Thunder -230

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
L.A. Clippers: 63-30 SU 49-43-1 ATS
Oklahoma City Thunder: 65-28 SU 49-41-3 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• LA is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games.
• LA is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
• LAhas an Over record of 15-6 in their last 21 games.
• OKC is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
• OKC is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
• OKC has an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 home games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
L.A. Clippers: 96.70
Oklahoma City Thunder: 96.73

Key Player Injuries

Hedo Turkoglu G/F Sidelined Apr 29 back Day-to-day

No injuries to report at this time.

Point Spread Pick:

Some handicappers may feel that it will be difficult for the Thunder to bounce back after blowing sizable leads in Game 4, but I’m not in that camp. I believe Oklahoma City will have learned from the experience and will not have any extended defensive lapses in front of their home crowd. The line is reasonable with the Thunder’s margin of victory in both games exceeding the posted point spread. Oklahoma City has covered 3 straight in this series and make that 4 after Game 5.
Take the Oklahoma City Thunder -5.5.

Why waste money? Bet this game at and lay -105 instead of -110!

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