The AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, will be the site for the second and final NBA playoff game on tonight’s TNT Sports and TNT-Overtime’s live streaming schedule. As reported by ESPN on May 6, 2014, it’ll be the Portland Trail Blazers visiting the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals.
Opening tipoff is slated for Tuesday night at 9:30 p.m. EST (8:30 p.m. CST/6:30 p.m. PST), following the conclusion of the series opener between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat from South Beach. It’s going to be interesting to see how much energy the Portland and San Antonio will have coming off a pair of prolonged series.
For the fifth-seeded Trail Blazers, the much-improved play of LaMarcus Aldridge will play a key role in how well this team does against the mighty Spurs. As stated in a May 6 report by Yahoo! Sports, the three-time NBA All-Star, who resembles a young Dirk Nowitzki, will remain the focal point of Portland’s offense as the 2014 NBA playoffs continue to unfold.
For the top-seeded Spurs, Gregg Popovich will have to keep a close eye on his ageing NBA All-Stars tonight, especially coming off a brutal seven-game series with Dallas. Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated does a great job of comparing these teams contrasting styles heading into a very dangerous series for the defending conference champs.
How will Game 1 of this best-of-seven series play out, and how much will the Trail Blazers push the pace against the Spurs this evening? According to 2014 NBA playoffs oddsmakers, San Antonio [-6½] is a six-and-a-half-point favorite against Portland [+6½] tonight, and the OVER/UNDER tallies 208 points total.
Don’t miss what is sure to be a great tone-setter for the remainder of the series. Watch the 2014 NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the San Antonio Spurs on TNT (Direct TV channel 245) and TNT Overtime (live stream). And finally, here are some key against-the-spread statistics to keep in mind for tonight’s ballgame:
ATS Action Before to TV Scheduled Game 1 Start Time
Trail Blazers spread: 1,105 units (59%).
Spurs spread: 768 units (41%).
OVER wagers: 1,076 (72%).
UNDER wagers: 409 units (28%).
Trends Before TNT-OT Live Streaming Online Feed
Trail Blazers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games.
Trail Blazers are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Tuesday games.
Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss.
Spurs are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games.
Spurs are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games following an ATS win.
Spurs are 7-17 ATS in their last 24 versus the Northwest Division.
Trail Blazers vs Spurs NBA Playoffs 2014 Buzzer-Beating Stats
OVER is 6-1 in Portland’s last 7 games following a straight-up win.
OVER is 5-1 in Portland’s last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
OVER is 7-2 in Portland’s last 9 versus Western Conference foes.
UNDER is 8-0 in San Antonio’s last 8 games following a straight-up win of more than 10 points.
UNDER is 10-1 in San Antonio’s last 11 games following an ATS win.
UNDER is 4-1 in San Antonio’s last 5 Conference Semifinals games.