Sunday, May 8, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, May 8, 2016. The Spurs lead the series 2-1. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 199.
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The Spurs had a regular season record of 67-15 and a road record of 27-14. They were 1st in the Southwest Division. They had a point differential of 10.6 as they averaged 103.5 points per game while giving up 92.9 per contest. San Antonio was 14-2 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 43-9. The Thunder had a regular season record of 55-27 and a home record of 32-9. They were 1st in the Northwest Division. They averaged 110.2 points per game and surrendered 102.9, good for a point differential of 7.3. Oklahoma City had a division record of 13-3 and a conference record of 37-15.
Lamarcus Aldridge comes into this contest after averaging 18 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night this season for the Spurs. He pulled down 8.5 rebounds per game and dished out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 51% while his free throw percentage was at 86%. Kawhi Leonard averaged 21.2 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averaged 2.6 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage was 51% for the year while his free throw percentage was 87%.
Kevin Durant averaged 28.2 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabbed 8.2 rebounds per game and had 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 51% and his free throw percentage was at 90%. Russell Westbrook averaged 23.5 points per game this season and he saw the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averaged 7.8 rebounds per contest and 10.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 81%.
San Antonio averaged 103.7 points per contest this season which ranked them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 11.3 and their shooting percentage was 49% as a team which had them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shot 38% which was good for 2nd in the league. They averaged 50.1 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game which ranked them 23rd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 4th with 13 per game. The Spurs allowed 92.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 1st in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 47.6 rebounds a game which ranked 1st and they gave up 20.6 assists per contest which put them in 4th place in the league. They forced 14.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 14th in the league.
Oklahoma City averaged 110 points per game this year which ranked them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin was 7.4 and their shooting percentage was 48% as a team which had them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 17th in the NBA. They averaged 56.8 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest which ranked them 1st and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder ranked 26th with 15.7 per game. The Thunder allowed 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 14th in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 48.7 rebounds a game which ranked 3rd and they gave up 21.7 assists per contest which put them in 12th place in the league. The Thunder forced 12.9 turnovers per game which ranked them 26th in the NBA.
The Spurs averaged 102.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 112.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of 7.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 17.3 per contest. The Spurs had an offensive rating of 110.3 and a defensive rating of 99. In terms of pace they averaged 93.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 53%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. San Antonio turned the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they forced 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 48%.
The Thunder scored 109.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 102.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they had a difference of 10.3 points per game. The Thunder rating on offense was 113.1 and they had a defensive rating of 105.6. They had 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempted 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turned the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 48%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs were 43-38-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs were 35-46-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 37-43-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 39-43-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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