NBA Finals Game 1: Heat road underdogs
LeBron James and the Miami Heat are set as underdogs on the NBA Finals odds for Game 1 of the league's championship series on Thursday as they play on the road in San Antonio.
The Spurs are home favorites for Game 1 on Thursday night as they look to get some revenge on the Heat for their defeat in the NBA Finals last season. San Antonio is coming off a six-game victory over Oklahoma City in the Western Conference Finals.
Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs Opening Odds and Betting Line
San Antonio Spurs opened as -2.5-point Favorite at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 199 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.
Computer Prediction: Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs Pick
A 100-98 result in favor of the Spurs is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the Miami Heat have seen them go 66-31 and 49-47-1 ATS so far this NBA season, while the San Antonio Spurs are at 74-26 and 54-46 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Spurs are 54-45-1, while the Miami Heat are 55-41-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Antonio vs Miami injuries news.
The Spurs - Heat betting odds would favor the Spurs if the lines were set according to power rankings. San Antonio is rated No. 1 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Miami Heat sit at No. 12.
How Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs Stats Matchup
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features San Antonio's No. 12-rated NBA squad against Miami's No. 30-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, San Antonio rates No. 13 in the league with 8.46 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 8.3 per outing.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 112-107 winner as they battled the Thunder on the road. The Spurs covered in the match as a +3.5-point underdog, while 219 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Antonio got 26 points from Boris Diaw en route to a 112-107 victory over Oklahoma City on Saturday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs Betting Odds Trends
Miami is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games on the road
San Antonio is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
San Antonio is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games
San Antonio is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Miami at San Antonio, Sunday, June 8th