We delivered a nice winner for our followers here at the Sportsbook Room as the Boston Celtics continued their home dominance against the Miami Heat by posting the 101-91 win last night as a -2 ½ point favorite. Boston is now 15-1 straight up on their home court against the Miami Heat and has covered the pointspread in in nine of their past ten meetings at the TD Garden. Just as we thought the Boston Celtics on their home court would feed the ball down low and exploit the Heat’s lack of size in the paint. What transpired was a 24 point performance from Kevin Garnett and 58 points in the paint by the Boston Celtics in their game three victory. Out top betting pick on Saturday remains in the NBA playoffs and game four in the best of seven Western conference series between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder. The Spurs and Thunder will begin from Oklahoma City at 8:30PM Eastern Time and TNT delivers the live national television telecast. Our NBA playoff best betting pick is playing on the San Antonio Spurs +3 ½ points against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The game three odds were pulled from Top Bet sportsbook.
The odds opened in game four with the Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -4 ½ points with the total lined at 202 ½ points. The money has shown on the Spurs as OKC is bet down to a current -3 ½ point favorite. The total in the game has shifted downward to a current line of 201 points. Those betting the favored Oklahoma City Thunder on the money line will lay -175 odds. Bettors who like the San Antonio Spurs to win game four straight up can get back +165 odds for their money line wager.
The San Antonio Spurs have won 20 of their past 21 games straight up and took it on the chin in game three from the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Spurs shot just 39.5% from the floor in defeat but no player saw more than 27 minutes on the court on Thursday. The Spurs are fresh and will bring strong energy into game four to atone for the loss in game three. You have to favor Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich to devise a scheme to counter the game three adjustments from the OKC side. The Spurs are healthy and are able to rebound on the road in a hostile environment in game four at OKC.
The Thunder was able to get production from Thabo Sefolosha and Serge Ibaka in game three but expect a correction to the norm in game number four on Saturday. The addition of Stephen Jackson to the Spurs lineup has been key in this series. Jackson’s defensive prowess on the court and specifically while guarding Kevin Durant has allowed the Spurs to keep the Thunder well below their playoff and season shooting percentage average of over 47%. OKC has shot 42.2% or worse in two of the three games and were 45.5% in game three. San Antonio adjusts and covers this line in game four at the best sports books.