Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs Game 5 NBA Pro Basketball Betting Preview

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It will be a critical game five on Monday night when the Oklahoma City Thunder hits the highway to face the San Antonio Spurs in their best of seven NBA Western Conference playoff series. The Thunder and Spurs will begin at 9PM Eastern Time and its TNT providing the live national television broadcast.

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The current game five odds have the home standing San Antonio Spurs favored -5 points with an over under of 202 points. Money line odds on the favored San Antonio Spurs will return -230 odds. Those who believe the road club Oklahoma City Thunder can steal game five in Oklahoma City can take back +190 odds for their money line wager. The adjusted series prices still has the San Antonio Spurs favored and the return is -200 odds with the Oklahoma City Thunder the underdog to win the Western Conference Finals at +170 odds. The Spurs are still favored to win the NBA Championship at +100 odds while the Oklahoma City Thunder are the third choice of the remaining four teams with a +300 return to win the 2011-12 NBA World Title.

This best of seven series in the Western Conference is all knotted up at 2-2 as each team was able to win on their home court. Game one was played in San Antonio and the Spurs earned the 101-98 home win as a -5 ½ point favorite. In game two the Spurs defeated OKC 120-111 as a -4 ½ point favorite.

After some subpar shooting nights in the first two games in San Antonio to Thunder standards, Oklahoma City got on track in game three with 45.5% from the floor and in their game four 109-103 home win the team connected on 56.4% from the field. OKC was no longer heavily reliant on their Big 3 in Harden, Durant and Westbrook. Serge Ibaka had 14 points in game three and in game four the Thunder forward came up with a monster performance with 26 points on a perfect 11 of 11 from the field. Kendrick Perkins woke up with 15 points and nine boards in the game four win. The question heading into game five is whether the Thunder’s supporting cast can carry their home performances on the road.

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