OddsShark Staff - The Miami Heat will be able to finish off the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night and claim the championship as the favorites at the sportsbooks in Game 5 of the best-of-seven NBA Finals.To stop this from happening, two trends need to be halted. Miami needs to falter as a favorite of 6 or less points and they are 9-2 ATS in their past 11 games in that role.And the Thunder need to win as an underdog, something they have done only twice in their past 9 games in that situation (2-7 SU).
LeBron James scored 26 points in Game 4 on Tuesday as the Heat won 104-98 to increase their series lead to 3-1. Dwyane Wade added 25 points for the Heat, and Russell Westbrook had 43 points for the Thunder.LeBron cramped badly at the end of Game 4 but still managed a go-ahead trey late. It's the first three-game losing skid for the Thunder in ages and they can force the series back home with a win.