Spurs, Heat tied for Game 3 of Finals
The Miami Heat will be looking to pay out against the San Antonio Spurs for a second straight game and take an NBA Finals lead on Tuesday when the teams battle in Game 3 of the series.
Miami evened up the NBA Finals at 1-1 with a 103-84 victory as a 6-point home favorite on the betting lines at the sportsbooks in Game 2 on Sunday night. LeBron James had 17 points for the Heat in that win, with Mario Chalmers tossing in 19 points.
The Heat will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 46-36 ATS against the number this season, while the Spurs are 39-41-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Miami is 43-39 on the totals; San Antonio is 36-45-1.
The Heat were listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 187.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Spurs and the No. 6-ranked Heat, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 107-106 result in favor of the Heat.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features San Antonio's No. 21-rated squad against Miami's No. 30-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, San Antonio rates No. 7 in the league with 8.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 with 8.7 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Heat own the league's No. 3-rated mark, allowing 94.4 points per game when playing on the road. San Antonio, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring on their home court.
The Spurs were a 103-84 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (187) made winners of UNDER bettors. San Antonio suffered a 103-84 loss against Miami on Sunday, getting 17 points from Danny Green in a losing effort at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 10-0
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Heat at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games
Miami is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Miami's last 12 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
San Antonio is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
San Antonio is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Miami
San Antonio is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Antonio's last 12 games when playing at home against Miami
Miami at San Antonio, Thursday, June 13
San Antonio home to Miami, Thursday, June 13