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Spurs vs Thunder Game 1 Betting

The San Antonio Spurs are the favorites at the sportsbooks for Sunday night as they play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the opening game of the Western Conference Finals.

The Spurs have won 18 games in a row, sweeping the Jazz and the Clippers over the first two rounds of the playoffs. The Thunder are coming off a five-game win over the Lakers last round.

The Spurs are 50-16 so far on the season, and 42-20-4 ATS vs. the number. The Thunder, meanwhile, are 47-19 and 35-31 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Antonio go 39-26-1 and the Thunder go 31-35 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Spurs in this one will find them as 5-point favorites at TopBet, while the total was sitting at 201 over at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Spurs and the No. 2-ranked Thunder, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 107-106 result in favor of the Spurs.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Antonio's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 103.7 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 17 at 96.9 PPG. The Spurs field goal percentage has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 47.1% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Thunder own the league's No. 16-rated mark, allowing 97.6 points per game when on the road. San Antonio, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in home scoring.

The Thunder were a 106-90 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (196) made winners of OVER bettors. Oklahoma City got 28 points from Russell Westbrook en route to a 106-90 victory over Los Angeles on Monday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

San Antonio won its last outing, a 102-99 result against the Clippers on May 20. The Spurs failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 201 combined points took the game OVER the total. San Antonio earned a 102-99 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday, getting 21 points from Tim Duncan at STAPLES Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 8-2
After playing LA Lakers are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing LA Clippers are 9-1
After a win are 10-0

 

A few Thunder at Spurs trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games on the road
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Antonio is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Oklahoma City
San Antonio is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City

Next up:
Oklahoma City at San Antonio, Tuesday, May 29
San Antonio home to Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 29

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