San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat Game 3- Tuesday, June 10
BetAnySports’ Line: Heat -4 1/2 and the Total sits at 197
After these two NBA powers split a pair of games at AT&T Center to kick-off this year’s rematch in the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat will be at it again this Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena for Game 3 of this epic best-of-seven clash. BetAnySports has opened the Heat as four-point favorites to take the 2-1 series edge and the total for this game has been set at 198.
San Antonio was firing on all cylinders in its 110-95 win in Game 1 as a 5.5-point home favorite, especially in the fourth quarter of that contest with 36 points. That number was almost cut in half in this past Sunday’s 98-96 loss as a four-point favorite at home on BetAnySports’ closing betting line. The Spurs shot just 43.9 percent from the field in that loss after lighting things up with a 58.8 shooting percentage in Game 1.
Tony Parker leads the team in scoring with 17.5 points per game in this year’s playoffs and he scored a team-high 21 points in Sunday’s loss. The Spurs are averaging 106.2 PPG in 20 previous postseason games while shooting 48.5 percent from the field. They are 6-3 both straight-up and against the spread in their last nine games and the total has stayed UNDER in seven of their last 10 contests.
LeBron James caught some major flack for bowing out early in Game 1 with severe leg cramps as the temperature on court exceeded 90 degrees in light of an air-conditioning failure at the AT&T Center. He responded in typical fashion by putting up a game-high 35 points while pulling down 10 rebounds in Sunday’s win. He leads the Heat in points (27.5), rebounds (6.9) and assists (4.8) in 17 playoff games this year and his performance on the court from here on in will clearly dictate whether or not Miami wins its third-straight NBA title.
The Heat are 5-2 both SU and ATS in their last seven games, but when you narrow things down to their last four playoff games, they are just 2-2 both ways. Sunday’s win improved their record to a perfect 4-0 SU and ATS in their last four playoff games following a SU loss. The concern for Tuesday’s game is a 2-5 mark ATS in their last seven game following a SU win.
Bank on this trend holding true for Game 3. The Heat may still get the SU win on their home court, but I am taking the Spurs and the 4 1/2 points on BetAnySports’ current NBA betting odds for this game.