Thunder vs Warriors: Game 5 Prediction

Thunder vs Warriors Game 5 PredictionOklahoma City Thunder vs
Golden State Warriors
Game 5 Western Conference Finals

Thursday May 26, 9pm EST

Odds: Golden State -7, 220

The Golden State Warriors pushed it to the limit this season and set the single season win total with a record of 73-9, eclipsing the ’95-’95 Bulls.  The Warriors pursuit of 73 wins may have taken a toll on this team because they are suddenly looking up at Oklahoma City who leads this series 3-1 and are on the verge of making a trip to the NBA Finals.   Thunder vs Warriors Game 5 prediction below.

Steph Curry has not looked like the Steph Curry we saw in the regular season.  Russell Westbrook has completely had his way with Curry and the Thunder have been overpowering the Warriors.  The Thunder have been more aggressive, more athletic, faster and much better at executing on both ends of the floor in 3 1/2 of the first four games of the series and scored 72 first-half points in each of the last two contests while winning both by an average of 26 points.

There’s no doubt that Westbrook and Durant have been phenomenal, but if you look closely, the Thunder’s rebounding and relentless defense are actually the main reasons as to why they’re at the driver’s seat right now.  Only nine teams in league history have managed to comeback from a 3-1 deficit to eventually win a playoff series.

The Warriors opened as 7.5-point favorites, with their backs against the wall for Game 5. The books dropped the line down to -7 on Wednesday morning and that is where it sits at the time of this newsletter.Western Conference Finals Trends:

* Thunder are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
* Warriors are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games.
* Under is 5-1 in Thunder last 6 games following a straight up win.
* Under is 5-1 in Warriors last 6 games following a ATS loss.
* Home team is 10-1-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings.

Pick: Warriors -7
The Thunder have looked fresher and hungrier than the Warriors in this series.  However, the defending Champs are now in a do or die situation and with their backs up against the wall will pull out a victory tonight.  With the home crowd giving the Warriors the boost they need make this an interesting series and chip away at the Thunder lead.
Western Conference Finals Prediction by Sports Picks Forum

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