Spurs vs Heat Online Betting Odds
The Miami Heat host the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The Spurs are coming off a big win in Game 3 of the series in which they enjoyed a historic shooting night en route to a 111-92 victory.[ad-4468020]
NBA Finals Game 4
SA leads 2-1
San Antonio Spurs (14-7) at Miami Heat (13-5)
Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena
City: Miami, Florida
O/U Odds: 197.5
Spread: Miami -5.5
The Spurs came out guns a blazin’ in Game 3, knocking down 19 of their first 21 shots from the field, including each of their first six three-point attempts. When the dust settled, the Spurs had set the Finals record for field goal percentage in a half by connecting on 75.8 percent of their shots from the field, breaking the previous mark of 75.0 percent set by the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3 of the 2009 Finals against the Orlando Magic.
In the end, the Spurs shot 59.4 percent from the field and 45.0 percent from beyond the arc, with Kawhi Leonard doing the most damage. He hit on each of his six field goal attempts, including three from beyond the arc, finishing with 29 points and filling out his stat line with four rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks.
The Heat had a fine offensive game in their own right, hitting on 51.6 percent of their shots from the field and 47.6 percent of their shots from beyond the arc.
The bounce back in the NBA playoffs has always been a profitable scenario for bettors, but boy were the Heat’s warts exposed in their last contest. The Spurs are just playing at a whole other level right now, and it’s going to take a truly special performance from the Heat, one they may just not have in them at the moment.
Additionally, the series is really playing out very similarly to last year’s edition. The under was the play in Miami a year ago, and even with an historic shooting performance in Game 3, the teams only played over the total by 5.5 points. With the Heat spending hours in the film room on Wednesday, it’s safe to say a repeat shooting night from the Spurs shouldn’t be expected, and we can safely cash our under tickets in this one.
The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall, and they are 18-7 ATS in their last 25 games following an ATS cover.
The under is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings between these teams in Miami, and it is 4-1 in the Spurs’ last five games against opponents that allowed 100 or more points in their previous game.
The under is also 12-5 in the Spurs’ last 17 games following a win of more than 10 points, and it is 7-3 in the Heat’s last 10 games following a loss of more than 10 points.
The play: San Antonio +5.5, Under 197.5