Newly named league Most Valuable Player, Kevin Durant and the Thunder find themselves in a familiar position yet again, as they trail the Clippers in the second round of the 2014 NBA playoffs. According to a May 7 ESPN report, Game 2 of this best-of-seven set has a TV and live stream scheduled start time of 9:45 p.m. EST (8:45 p.m. CST) following the conclusion of the Wizards vs. Pacers game on TNT and TNT Overtime.
Chesapeake Energy Arena will be filled to capacity this evening to try and urge the hometown (0-1) Oklahoma City Thunder to even the series at one game apiece with the (1-0) Los Angeles Clippers. Led by point guard Chris Paul, the third-seeded Clippers stunned the second-seeded Thunder by a final score of 122-105 in the opener.
As stated by an SI report, almost single-handedly, CP3 gave Oklahoma City one of its worse beating in the franchise’s postseason history. The seven-time NBA All-Star led all scorers with a game-high 32 points and 10 assists in just under 28 minutes of work. High-flying Blake Griffin was also a force in Game 1, pouring in 23 points of his own along with 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
In the case of the OKC Thunder, shortly after being named his year’s NBA Most Valuable Player, Durant has to step on the court and take a whipping at the hands of the Clippers. As Matt Moore of CBS Sports reports, it’s going to be interesting to see how the five-time All-Star reacts in tonight’s game, knowing that falling down 0-2 could be catastrophic.
If 2014 NBA playoffs point spreads and betting odds are correct, the Oklahoma City Thunder [-5] should be able to even things out this evening at home versus the Los Angeles Clippers [+5]. According to the latest ESPN NBA lines, five points separate these teams in the ATS department, while the OVER/UNDER is set at a combined total of 216 points.
ATS Action Before Game 2’s TV Schedule Time
Clippers spread: 877 units (48 percent).
Thunder spread: 977 units (52 percent).
OVER bets: 987 units (66 percent).
UNDER bets: 503 units (34 percent).
ATS Trends Before Live Stream Online Feed
Clippers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest.
Clippers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Wednesday games.
Thunder are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Thunder are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a double-digit loss at home.
Clippers vs. Thunder 2014 NBA Playoffs Buzzer-Beating Figures
OVER is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Oklahoma City.
OVER is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.
LA Clippers are 14-5 ATS in the last 19 meetings in Oklahoma City.
Road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.