6* NBA *CA$H COW* on Thunder +1.5

6* NBA *CA$H COW* on Thunder +1.5

Oklahoma City vs. Houston, 05/03/2013 21:30 EDT, Score: 103 - 94

Point Spread: +1½/-105 Oklahoma City

Sportsbook: 5Dimes

Result: Win

6* NBA *CA$H COW* on Thunder +1.5
The Key: Russell Westbrook's injury has made a lopsided series more interesting, but I believe Kevin Durant and company will get the job done tonight. Only three times in NBA history has a team rallied from an 0-3 deficit to even force a seventh game, and it hasn't happened since 2003. The Thunder won Game 3 in Houston without Westbrook so they won't be lacking confidence. Plus, it's about time that coach Kevin McHale's strategy to double Durant backfires. Durant's going to get his teammates open shots, and I expect them to do a better job of knocking them in tonight. I expect a much better game from Kevin Martin, who reached double figures in scoring in each of the first four games of the series before scoring only 3 points on 1 of 10 shooting in Game 5. He very well could be the difference-maker for Oklahoma City tonight. The Thunder are 41-22 ATS after 2 or more consecutive losses under coach Brooks. They are also 42-23 ATS under Brooks when out for revenge for an upset loss to an opponent. Lastly, the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. Take the Thunder.


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