The series between San Antonio and Miami promises to be a true show for basketball enthusiasts and a highly contested encounter that could go either way. The two teams have split the opening games and now action shifts to Texas where the Spurs have an excellent home record.
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 2.10
San Antonio surprised experts and fans alike by winning the opening match by four points, but felt terribly short in the second game of the series. They were outplayed by the Heat and they failed to produce another fourth-quarter miracle, but they are still happy with what they’ve achieved. Now that they return home for three games, it is paramount to begin the streak with a victory if they are to consolidate the hard-fought advantage.
Miami has the better players, in fact this is the team who lines up the most impressive roster match after match, not to mention a formidable bench. If Lebron James, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade play at full potential there is nothing that San Antonio can do to stop them in their tracks. What the hosts do have is a group of players that compete as a team, with all of their stars playing together for many years in a row. They’ve played for the title many years ago and made it to the playoffs frequently, therefore got the chance to build a synergy that very few teams in NBA have.
The only way to make this series profitable is by backing the underdog match after match, to take advantage of odds about evens. Pinnacle Sports prices Miami at 2.10 to win away from home and past performance suggests that home-court advantage is not as huge as to act as a deterrent.