We delivered a solid winner here at the Sportsbook Room for our followers as the Boston Celtics won and covered in game four against the Miami Heat. Much like we talked about the Celtics completely own the Miami Heat at TD Garden with now ten pointspread covers in their past eleven meetings. The Boston Celtics have now won 16 of their past 17 home games against the Miami Heat. The Celtics continue to feed Kevin Garnett down low as Miami has simply no answers in the low post as they lack the size and strength without Chris Bosh in the lineup. We turn our attention to the best betting pick from Monday and we stick with the NBA playoffs as the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs will meet in a critical game five with the clubs knotted at 2-2 in this best of seven series. The Thunder and Spurs will begin from San Antonio at 9PM Eastern Time and its TNT delivering the live national television telecast. With our NBA best betting pick we will play on the Oklahoma City Thunder +5 points against the San Antonio Spurs. The odds from out NBA best bet today have come courtesy of BetOnline sportsbook.
The game five betting odds had the home team San Antonio Spurs favored by -5 points with an over under of 202 points. Early money has come on the home team as some sportsbooks are posting San Antonio up to a -5 ½ point favorite but San Antonio Spurs at -5 is much more widely available and we will go on record with the Thunder taking the five. The total has moved up a notch to a current line of 202 ½ points. Those wagering on the San Antonio Spurs on the money line will lay -220 odds. Bettors liking the road underdog Oklahoma City Thunder to win game five outright can get back +200 odds for their wager on the money line.
The Oklahoma City Thunder has covered three of the four games in the Western conference finals. We have begun to see the Thunder start to open it up offensively as they are getting production from their supporting cast and not so heavily dependent on Durant, Harden and Westbrook for points. You have to like the fact that the Thunder was able to win two games at home with Russell Westbrook scoring just a combined 17 points on 7 of 25 shooting from the floor. Serge Ibaka has been a pleasant surprise for OKC offensively with 26 points on 11 of 11 shooting in game four and 14 points in the Thunder’s win in game three. Derrick Fisher is a liability on the court and fortunately for OKC has not been exposed more greatly by the Spurs.
The schedule can now be working against the much older San Antonio Spurs as energy level for Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili can now be issues. Both Duncan and Giniboli were far from their best in the two games in Oklahoma City. There is only one day off between games in the Western conference finals and the more youthful OKC Thunder will take full advantage of greater gas in their tanks and cover getting five points at the online sportsbooks.