San Antonio vs. Oklahoma City Game 3 ATS Pick
- Updated: May 22, 2014
Time: 8:30 PM EST Sunday May 25, 2014, TNT
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Oklahoma City Thunder host the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.
The Spurs lead this best of 7 series 2-0.
In their last games: In Game 2 the Spurs beat the Thunder 112-77
In the Game 2 blowout the Spurs shot 50% from the floor and the Thunder only shot a FG% of 39.3%. In the game the Spurs had a 14-point halftime lead and then blew the game open outscoring the Thunder by 15-points in the 3rd quarter.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Spurs had lost all 4 regular season games to the Thunder before the first 2 wins in this series.
In the last 10 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 7 times.
The Thunder are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games against the Spurs.
In Game 2 Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each only had 15 points and they combined to shoot 13/40 from the field.
Point Spread: Oklahoma City -2
Total Line: 210
Money Line: Spurs +110 / Thunder -130
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
San Antonio Spurs: 72-24 SU 52-44 ATS
Oklahoma City Thunder: 67-30 SU 50-43-3 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• SA is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
• SA is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games.
• SA has an Over record of 7-3 in their last 10 games.
• OKC is 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss.
• OKC is 14-3 ATS in their last 17 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
• OKC has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
San Antonio Spurs: 99.22
Oklahoma City Thunder: 96.17
Key Player Injuries
No injuries to report at this time.
Serge Ibaka F/C Sidelined May 15 calf Day-to-day
Nick Collison F/C Sidelined May 20 teeth Day-to-day
Sure, the Thunder are likely to come up with their most spirited game of the series, but still favor the Spurs here with the small point spread line. San Antonio has won 7 of their last 8 games losing only to Portland in Game 4. They had crushed the Trail Blazers in the first 3 games and thought they could mail it in and win in Game 4. They should have learned from that experience and should not let Oklahoma City get back into this series on Sunday.
Take the San Antonio Spurs +2.