San Antonio has some famous players of its own, but they can’t compete with the galaxy of stars aligned by Miami. Fortunately they don’t try to and place the emphasis on team play, a strategy that paid off in the opening game when the Spurs prevailed by four points in Miami.
Bet: San Antonio + 6 Points
Odds: Unibet 1.91
The Heat finished with the best record in basketball and secured home court advantage all the way to the finals, but this doesn’t matter anymore. San Antonio played it’s A-game in the first match of the series and they could extend their lead tonight, before returning to Texas for three consecutive games. Duncan, Parker and Ginobili spent more than 100 min. combined on the baseball court in the opening game and scored a total of 44 points.
Their collective effort was only four points shy of what LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh achieved but overall their team was the better one. Miami came out firing on all cylinders and they are expected to play with the same sense of urgency tonight but the visitors kept their cool and scored a deadly blow in the fourth quarter. Unlike their opponents, San Antonio cruised through the playoffs and swept opponents in two series, therefore they are well rested ahead of this decisive game. They fancy the idea of the match going into overtime as they have fresh players and a better bench to rely on.
Bold punters could take Unibet’s offer and back San Antonio to do it again at terrific odds of 3.30. A safer approach would be to bet on the visitors to cover the spread of a +6 points handicap, so if Miami wins by a couple of points the wager is still profitable.