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Heat look for a rebound against Spurs

After dropping Game 1 of the NBA Finals as the betting favorite on Thursday night the Miami Heat will be looking to bounce back on Sunday with a Game 2 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

The Spurs topped the Heat 92-88 in the opener of the best-of-seven series as a 5-point underdog on the NBA betting lines at the sportsbooks. Tony Parker had 21 points for the Spurs in that win, and LeBron James had 18 points for the Heat.

The Heat bring a 66-16 record (46-36 ATS) to the battle against the 58-24 Spurs, who are 39-41-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Miami go 43-39 so far and the Spurs go 36-45-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Heat as 5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 187, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 6-rated Heat and the No. 3-rated Spurs in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 107-106 win for the Heat on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 5-ranked offense (102.9 PPG) against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 11 at 96.6 PPG. The Heat have averaged 49.6% from the field per game, more than the Spurs have managed so far this season (48.1% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Spurs own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 98.9 points per game when playing on the road. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring on their home court.

San Antonio was a 92-88 winner in its last match on the road against the Heat. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 180 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Spurs got 21 points from Tony Parker as San Antonio ran past Miami 92-88 on Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 10-0
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 7-3
After playing San Antonio are 3-7
After a loss are 10-0

A few Spurs at Heat trends to consider:
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Antonio's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of San Antonio's last 18 games when playing on the road against Miami
Miami is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Miami's last 18 games when playing at home against San Antonio
Miami is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games

Next up:
San Antonio home to Miami, Tuesday, June 11
Miami at San Antonio, Tuesday, June 11