Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball Point Spread news and notes. NBA Playoff Premium 500-star Picks are winning at a 71.7% rate and will continue through the NBA Finals in June of 2016. The (73-18) and number-two seed San Antonio Spurs of the Western Conference Southwest Division will again travel to the largest city in the “SOONER STATE” for game six of their Western Conference semifinals series. San Antonio will take on the (62-30) and third-seed Oklahoma City Thunder of the Western Conference Northwest in 2016 NBA Playoff action. Tip-off is 8:30 PM EST on the ESPN Television Network. The game is on Thursday, May 12, 2016. The teams will play at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The best Sports Handicapper believes the San Antonio Spurs must respond with their backs against the wall and facing elimination. The Oklahoma City Thunder are flexing their muscle in the 2016 NBA postseason. The Thunder can advance in front of their home crowd. The Opening Betting line has Oklahoma City as a two and a half-point Home Underdog Against The Spread. The Betting Odds Total is 195′ for Thursday’s game.
The 2016 San Antonio Spurs began the series vs. “OKC” with a blowout home victory, but the tide has turned. San Antonio is in a do or die situation after losing game five at the AT&T Center.
San Antonio is having trouble with the youthful Thunder on the offensive glass. Head Coach Greg Popovich understands the magnitude of Thursday’s matchup. San Antonio is an aging team, and Tim Duncan is running out of gas in the fourth quarter.
Former Indiana Pacers Power-Forward David West will be a better option for the Spurs. San Antonio must tighten their defense in transition; they are having trouble keeping Russell Westbrook out of the lane.
General Manager R.C. Buford, recently named the General Manager of the Year is going to have to put his expertise to work in the offseason. LaMarcus Aldridge, who was unstoppable early in the series, is having problems with the Oklahoma City adjustments.
The key to a San Antonio victory Thursday is to force the Thunder role players to beat them.
The San Antonio Spurs are listed at +800 to win the 2016 NBA Championship.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have won the last two in the series.
The Thunder are looking to close out San Antonio in front of the home crowd. A home victory would be a boost after San Antonio eliminated Oklahoma City last season at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Thunder Superstars came up big down the stretch in the 95-91 road victory. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant hit back to back three point shots last in the fourth to tie the contest.
Oklahoma City got a few favorable calls from the officials late in the game. The Spurs coaching staff didn’t make any excuses and noted that the Thunder came up big. Oklahoma City must avoid a letdown; they don’t want the series going back to the “ALAMO CITY”.
The key to a Thunder victory is to play smart and stay enthusiastic.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are listed at +425 to win the 2016 Western Conference Crown.
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