In an NBA playoff game that could determine the outcome of this series, the Spurs and the Thunder collide in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. As detailed in a May 27 NBC Sports report, live streaming (online) options and TV schedule start time for tonight’s contest are now available.
An anxious crowd will fill Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. tonight, hoping the home team will draw even in this best-of-seven series. Opening tipoff is scheduled for 9:10 p.m. EST (8:10 p.m. CST/7:10 p.m. MST/6:10 p.m. PST) on TNT Sports following NBA Tip-Off. Game 4 between the (2-1) Spurs and (1-2) Thunder will also be streaming live at TNT Overtime (Internet).
For the San Antonio Spurs, USA Today reports that losing Game 3 has caused head coach Gregg Popovich to become very complimentary of Serge Ibaka. This week as reported gathered around the reigning NBA Coach of the Year, “Pop” sounded off about OKC’s big man, calling him the “best defensive player in the league” and “a fine man”.
For the Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook’s monster effort in Game 3 is exactly what this team needed get back on track offensively, this according to Jim Cavan’s Bleacher Report on May 26, 2014. The three-time NBA All-Star filled the stat sheet in the 106-97 victory, scoring 26 points, collecting eight rebounds, dishing seven assists, grabbing three steals and a even blocked a shot.
Can OKC come all the way back from being down 0-2 to even things out at 2-2 with a win tonight at home? For what it’s worth, 2014 NBA playoffs oddsmakers list the Thunder [-3] as three-point favorites over the Spurs [+3] in the ATS department in Game 4. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER is set at a combined total of 208 points, and straight up betting lines go as follows: Spurs [+130] vs. Thunder [-140].
Consensus Analysis Prior to TNT Broadcast TV Start Time
Spurs spread: 48 percent (596 wagers).
Thunder spread: 52 percent (640 wagers).
OVER action: 68 percent (689 units).
UNDER action: 32 percent (323 units).
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends to Consider
Spurs are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.
Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games.
Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Conference Finals games.
Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Spurs are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games versus a team with a winning straight-up record.
OKC Thunder Betting Trends to Consider
Thunder is 15-3 ATS in their last 18 home games against a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600.
Thunder is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Thunder is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Western Conference Finals games.
UNDER is 5-1 in Thunder’s last 6 games overall.
OVER is 7-2 in Thunder last 9 games following an ATS win.
NBA Playoffs 2014 Game 4 Stats Prior to Live Stream Online
Favorite is 12-3-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
Home team is 12-3-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
San Antonio is 3-11-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
San Antonio is 0-8 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Oklahoma City.