Spurs vs Heat Online Betting Odds
The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will be back in action on Tuesday evening as the NBA Finals shifts to South Beach for Game 3. LeBron James was back in fine form in the second game, shutting up his critics with a dynamic performance.[ad-4468020]
NBA Finals Game 3
San Antonio Spurs (13-7) at Miami Heat (13-4)
Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena
City: Miami, Florida
O/U Odds: 197.5
Spread: Miami -4.5
LeBron had a vintage performance against the Spurs, scoring 35 points on 14-of-22 shooting, knocking down each of his three attempts from beyond the arc, and adding 10 rebounds, three assists, and two steals in a 98-96 Heat win. The Heat have now followed each of their last 13 playoff losses with a win.
Dwyane Wade chipped in 14 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and a steal, while Chris Bosh had 18 points, three boards, two assists, a steal, and a block. As a team, the Heat shot 52.9 percent from the field and 42.1 percent from beyond the arc.
The Spurs were led in scoring by Tony Parker, who had 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting, adding seven assists to pass Michael Jordan for eighth on the all-time playoff assists list.
Tim Duncan had 18 points and 15 rebounds for his 157th career playoff double-double. With that performance, Duncan tied Magic Johnson for first on the all-time playoff double-double list. With a double-double on Tuesday, Duncan would have the record all to himself.
With Sunday’s win, the Heat have stolen home court advantage away from the Spurs, and that bodes well for their chances moving forward. The Heat have won a franchise record 11 straight postseason games at home. That fact surely won’t scare the Spurs. Looking back on it, the last team to win a playoff game was the Spurs.
The Spurs were undone by a dynamic performance by one of the game’s best players of all time. Betting against LeBron James is hard, but betting against Gregg Popovich in a bounce back spot is just silly. Expect the Spurs to get off on the right foot on the road as they did a year ago.
The under was the play in Miami in last year’s Finals, but after seeing two games in this series, it’s hard not to like the over again. The Heat’s defense has taken a major step back, and it’s hard not to imagine the Spurs not finding plenty of offensive success, while the Heat are sure to score some points on their home floor.
NBA Finals Prediction & Trends
The Spurs are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall, while the Heat are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a win.
The over is 4-0 in the Heat’s last four games, and it is 5-2 in the Spurs’ last seven NBA Finals games.
The play: San Antonio +4.5, Over 197.5