After getting blown out in the opener, a May 10 ESPN report states that Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook found their stride. Thus, the Thunder has taken a 2-1 lead over the Clippers in the 2014 NBA playoffs. Game 4 has a scheduled start time of 3:40 p.m. EST (2:40 p.m. CST/12:40 p.m. PST) on ABC (national TV) and streaming live on ESPN3 and ABC Live Stream.
Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles, Calif., will be filled to capacity to see of the home team can even this best-of-seven series at two games apiece. With Game 5 scheduled to take place at Oklahoma City Tuesday night, Clippers fans understand the importance of today’s contest.
As described in an LA Times report on May 11, 2014, there’s a sense of urgency in the City of Angels this afternoon, as a loss would put this team behind the proverbial eight-ball. After winning Game 1 by a wide margin, 122-105, the third-seeded Clippers have fallen victims to the Thunder’s one-two punch by final scores of 112-101 and 118-112.
For the second-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin Durant would like nothing more than to give his beloved mother a win on this very special day. As detailed in a May 11 SBN report, the Association loves the bond between their MVP and his mom so much, that this year’s Mother's Day promo features excerpt from Durant's MVP acceptance speech.
Who will prevail in what is sure to be a crucial game in the Western Conference Semifinals? If 2014 NBA playoffs oddsmakers at ESPN are correct, the Clippers should be able to go back to OKC knotted up at 2-2.
The latest point spreads favor Los Angeles by 5 points against the Thunder and the OVER/UNDER is set at a combined total of 215 points. Finally, straight-up betting lines for this game go as follows: OKC Thunder [+200] vs. LA Clippers [-240]. Here are some interesting statistics to keep in mind as we near this game’s opening tipoff:
Betting Action Prior to ABC National TV Broadcast Start Time
Thunder spread: 59 percent.
Clippers spread: 41 percent.
OVER wagers: 864 units.
UNDER wagers: 398 units.
ATS Trends Prior to ABC ESPN3 Live Stream Online
Thunder is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games versus a team with a winning straight-up record.
Thunder is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Thunder is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 versus the Western Conference.
Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games.
Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games against teams with winning road records.
Clippers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Conference Semifinals.
OKC Thunder vs LA Clippers 2014 NBA Playoffs Key Stats
OVER is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in LA.
OKC is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in LA.
OVER is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
OKC is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.