The San Antonio Spurs will be looking to continue their dominance of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night as the teams hit the hardwood in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
The Spurs won but failed to cover the posted spread in Game 1 of the set on Sunday, getting a 101-98 home victory behind 26 points from Manu Ginobili. That was San Antonio's ninth win over Oklahoma City in their past 10 meetings, and they're 7-3 ATS in that span.
Dating back to early April, the Spurs have now won 19 games in a row, putting them in elite compay in NBA history. The last team to win so often into the playoff was a championship version of the Lakers.
The Spurs bring a 50-16 record (42-20-4 ATS) to the battle against the 47-19 Thunder, who are 35-31 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Antonio go 39-26-1 so far and the Thunder go 31-35.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spurs at No. 3 and the Thunder at No. 2 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 107-106 result in favor of the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 2-ranked offense (103.7 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 17 at 96.9 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 47.8% from the field per game, more than the Thunder have managed so far this season (47.1% on average).
Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.6 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.
The Thunder were a 101-98 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Spurs. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (199) made winners of UNDER bettors. Oklahoma City got 27 points and 10 rebounds from Kevin Durant in a losing cause in a 101-98 loss to San Antonio on Sunday at AT&T Center.
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing San Antonio are 8-2
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing Oklahoma City are 3-7
After a win are 10-0
A few Thunder at Spurs trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Oklahoma City is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing San Antonio
Oklahoma City is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games
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 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
San Antonio is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City home to San Antonio, Thursday, May 31
San Antonio at Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 31