Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs NBA Final Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/8/14 Game Two
Miami Heat (54-28) at San Antonio Spurs (62-20)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -4 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will play game two of the NBA Final on Sunday night. The Spurs lead the series, 1-0.
Despite knocking down 41.4 percent from downtown, the Heat lost game one, 110-95. LeBron James led the way with 25 points but missed majority of the fourth quarter due to cramps, as the AT&T Center had no air condition. The Heat are now 0-3 SU in the playoffs when allowing more than 100 points. In the Heat’s last five games, they’re averaging 100.6 points on 50.3 percent shooting and are allowing 94.4 points on 49.9 percent shooting. Ray Allen continues to be a major spark off the bench, as he’s shooting 38 percent from three in the playoffs and has scored in the double digits in three of his last five games. The Miami Heat are 47-49-2 ATS overall and 23-25-1 ATS on the road.
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Despite turning the ball over 22 times, the Spurs shot 58.8 percent from the field and really pulled away in the fourth quarter. Four of the Spurs five starters scored in the double figures and Manu Ginobili chipped in 16 points off the bench. The Spurs are now 11-2 SU in the playoffs when scoring more than 100 points. In the Spurs last five games, they’re averaging 105.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Danny Green absolutely loves playing at home, as he’s made a combined 22 threes in his last five home games. Tony Parker also showed no signs of a dinged up ankle, playing 37 minutes. The San Antonio Spurs are 55-46 ATS overall and 28-24 ATS at home.
The Heat are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games. The Heat are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in San Antonio.
The Heat were in absolute control of game one until James missed much of the fourth quarter due to dehydration. The Heat have not lost back-to-back playoffs games in forever and their defense should improve from what we saw in game one.
The A/C should be fixed and James will be eager to bounce back in a big way. Give me the Heat ML, you can keep the points.