The Oklahoma City Thunder will try to tie up the Western Conference Finals on Saturday night as they play host to the San Antonio Spurs in the fourth game of the best-of-seven set.
The Thunder cut the Spurs' lead in the series to 2-1 in Game 3 on Thursday night, winning 102-82 and covering the posted spread on the NBA lines at the sportsbooks. Kevin Durant had 22 points.
The Spurs will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 42-20-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Thunder are 35-31 ATS. San Antonio is 39-26-1 against the total, while Oklahoma City is 31-35 versus the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Thunder, currently No. 2 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Spurs, who rate No. 3 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 107-106 victory for the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 103.1 PPG, against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 16 at 96.5 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 47.1% so far, less than the Spurs shooters have achieved on the year, 47.8% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Spurs own the league's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 99.2 points per game when on the road. Oklahoma City, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in home scoring.
San Antonio was a 102-82 loser in its last match on the road against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 184 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Spurs were blown out by Oklahoma City on Thursday, losing by a 102-82 final at Chesapeake Energy Arena in basketball betting action.
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Oklahoma City are 8-2
After playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 7-3
After playing San Antonio are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Spurs at Thunder trends to consider:
San Antonio is 20-1 SU in its last 21 games
San Antonio is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
San Antonio is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oklahoma City is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games when playing at home against San Antonio
San Antonio home to Oklahoma City, Monday, June 4
Oklahoma City at San Antonio, Monday, June 4