Can The Thunder Knock Off The Spurs And Create A Dynasty?


The Oklahoma City Thunder are a team that fans both casual and diehard can get behind in their journey to the sports betting NBA title. After cruising through defending Champions the Dallas Mavericks in round one and the most recent dynasty the LA Lakers in round two, the Thunder found themselves in unfamiliar territory when they dropped the first two games against the Spurs. However, over the past three games, we’ve seen a renaissance in the Thunder, as they have ventured from a team seemingly one piece away, to a team that appears destined for a Championship. Today we wonder what would happen if the Thunder knock off the Spurs. 

For all intents and purposes, as the much better conference, we truly believe that the Western Conference will be the home of the NBA Champion for a third straight season. Many people, we included, feel that the current Oklahoma City Thunder v San Antonio Spurs series is the unofficial NBA title series, because it is the two best teams facing off. On the other hand, with the early exit of the Triple Crown betting favorites the Chicago Bulls, it seems as though the winner of the Miami Heat v Boston Celtics will be a heavy underdog. But if the Thunder beat the Spurs, should we automatically give them Championship rings? 

In theory, if there was one team that could beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, it was and still may be the San Antonio Spurs. Before facing the Thunder, the Spurs had won 20 of their last 28 games, including their first eight games of the playoffs. In their series with the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers, it didn’t take a rocket scientist to indicate that the Spurs were the far superior team. Then in the first two games with Oklahoma City, fans and perhaps the Spurs themselves believed they were destined for another betting software sweep, as they won both games. But then in game three, the Thunder beat down the Spurs is one of the most ruthless games we’ve ever seen. At first glance, media were quick to chalk it up to a desperation victory to stay alive in the series. 

In Game four when the Thunder came away with the victory to tie the series, nobody believed they would win game five. The main reason, was because the Thunder had to do something nobody had done in nearly three months, beat the Spurs at home. As we saw Monday night, the Thunder were perfectly fine walking into San Antonio and coming away with the victory. Similar to the victories in Oklahoma City, the Thunder demonstrated the type of confidence, you see from eventual free NBA odds Championship winning franchises. 

Tonight is game six of the Western Conference Finals. If the Thunder can do the improbable and knock off the legendary San Antonio Spurs, it seems unlikely that either Eastern Conference team will defeat them. This year’s potential NBA Title victory has the opportunity to be the first of many Championships for a couple of reasons. On the one hand, the average age of the Thunder roster is 24, which tells us that they are going to be good for several years. Secondly, the Thunder has all of their core pieces locked up for at least the next four years. Meaning to say, the Thunder could become this generation’s Chicago Bulls teams, and win multiple Titles in consecutive fashion.

NHL Betting: Kings Look To Take Control Of Stanley Cup Finals Against New Jersey


NHL hockey news has been dominated by the Stanley Cup finals odds, and Los Angeles has been the biggest story as they sit two games away from the first Cup in their franchise history. The Kings return home to face New Jersey, who now has to play like a team with their backs against the wall, which is exactly what they are.

Devils vs. Kings Odds

Jeff Carter notched the winner 13:42 into overtime of a 2-1 win for the Kings on Saturday night and most BetOnline reviews would show that it was a much more even game than the first, which ended in the same scoreline and an overtime win for the Kings. Drew Doughty also scored for the Kings, who got a 32-save performance from Jonathan Quick and Los Angeles is now 10-0 on the road in the postseason. Most players that work with price per head sportsbook software will tell you that strong road play will always be a big part of a team’s playoff success, but the Kings have taken that and run with it, all the way to a 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup finals.

Ryan Carter responded for the Devils, who came out with far more energy than they did in Game 1 and they outshot the Kings 11-6 in the opening 20 minutes, but still found themselves with a 1-0 deficit going into the locker room. Martin Brodeur made 30 saves for the Devils, who now have an uphill battle to climb. Only four teams in the history of the Stanley Cup finals have come back from a 2-0 series deficit, which would mean that online betting odds aren’t going to favor the Devils, but that is why you play the games and New Jersey has enough experienced players that they won’t get down on themselves. 

The Kings are favored at -155 on Monday night in Los Angeles, where they have dropped three of their last five against the Devils, with two games going under the posted total, along with a push. The Kings are 4-2 in their six playoff games at home, and now all the pressure is off the Devils because teams are expected to protect their home ice, although this Kings team has really thrown everyone for a loop. New Jersey has to find a way to make things more difficult for Quick, who is seeing the puck too easily and even though they improved on that in Game 2, they need to step it up even further in Game 3 and they should be able to make a series out of it. Take the Devils on the road on Monday in your online sportsbook reviews.


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