Thunder vs. Spurs Game 1 NBA Prop Betting Picks

Joe Catalano

Monday, May 19, 2014 4:00 PM UTC

Monday, May. 19, 2014 4:00 PM UTC

It’s time to get ready for game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals and time to take a look at some of the alluring betting props that can fill your pockets in a hurry. Let’s take a look.

Team To Score the First Points In the Game

Oklahoma City -105

San Antonio -125

I wouldn’t put the mortgage on this bet, but it’s widely known that Serge Ibaka is out for the series and won’t be there for the tip of the game. San Antonio is likely to be hyped up for this game, which is in their building. I could see the Spurs scoring first after the tip or even after a failed possession or two because both teams will be feeling the butterflies and anticipation of the game.

Pick- San Antonio -125

NBA Prop Betting Odds Directory

Team To Get To 10 Points First In the Game

Oklahoma City +115

San Antonio -145

The Spurs are a very experienced team that usually get out to the quick start. The betting odds aren’t very appealing, but this is a bet that you can’t fade the Spurs on.

Pick- San Antonio -145

NBA Picks on Total: Thunder vs. Spurs Game 1 Predictions

Total 3 Point Shots Made In the Game

Over 16 -115

Under 16 -115

I don’t expect OKC to come out of the gates fast after the war that they were in against the Clippers. However, without the inside presence of Ibaka and the “Twin Towers” of Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter defending, look for OKC to hoist up the 3-ball at a rapid pace. Remember, San Antonio carries a deep team and guys like Marco Belinelli and Patty Mills are very capable outside shooters.

Pick- Over 16 -115

NBA Picks on Spread: Thunder vs. Spurs Game 1

Total 3 Point Shots Made By the Thunder

Over 8 -115

Under 8 -115

Oklahoma City has the better younger talent, but expect them to get off to a bit of a sluggish start in comparison to a Spurs team who rarely get taken off of their game. If this game gets away from Oklahoma City, San Antonio could go wild with the 3-ball. Russell Westbrook’s shot is key. If it’s not falling, he’ll be taking the ball to the hole often, whether its 1 on 1 or 1 on 5. Let’s take the under here. (Small Bet)

Pick- Under 8 -115 (small bet)

Total 3 Point Shots Made By the Spurs

Over 8 -155

Under 8 +120

Odds makers feel that the Spurs will be knocking down the 3’s at home and so do I. Unfortunately, the odds are less than appealing, but it’s the correct bet to place.

Pick- Over 8 -155

Total Points Scored By Kevin Durant

Over 33 -115

Under 33 -115

With Serge Ibaka out, more of the weight will be thrust upon the shoulders of the MVP of the league. Look for KD to go big in this game as he takes matters into his own hands.

Pick- Over 33 -115

Total Points and Rebounds By Tim Duncan

Over 27.5 +125

Under 27.5 -160

This is a big game and even though he’s at the latter stage of his hall of fame career, Tim Duncan is still a crucial part of the Spurs team as he’s relied upon heavily at times.

This prop is dependent upon the amount of minutes that Gregg Popovich gives Duncan and this is a game in which Duncan will be allotted more minutes due to the importance of getting off to a good start in this series.

Pick- Over 27.5 +125

Westbrook vs. Parker- Most Points +Assists Made By

Russell Westbrook -8.5 -115

Tony Parker +8.5 -115

We all know that Westbrook puts up the bigger numbers across the board, but 8.5 is a considerable amount. Take Russell Westbrook as the Thunder are short-handed and not as deep a team.

Pick- Russell Westbrook -8.5 -115
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