Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs Game 1 Point Spread
- Updated: June 1, 2014
Time: 9 PM EST Thursday June 5, 2014, ABC / Watch ESPN
Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
The San Antonio Spurs host Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
In their last games: In Game 1 the Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in OT and the Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 117-92.
In their win over the Thunder the Spurs did not have a great shooting night, but they played good defense, forced 19 turnovers, and grabbed 16 offensive rebounds.
In their rout of the Pacers the Heat had a 26-point halftime lead and the Heat shot a scorching FG% of 57.9%.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Spurs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games against the Heat.
In the last 7 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over 5 times.
These 2 teams split the 2 games facing each other this season with each winning on their home floor.
Point Spread: San Antonio Spurs -3.5
Total Line: 198.5
Money Line: Heat +145 / Spurs -165
Series Line: Heat -110 / Spurs -110
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Miami Heat: 66-31 SU 47-48-2 ATS
San Antonio Spurs: 74-26 SU 54-46 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• MIA is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
• MIA is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
• MIA has an Over record of 7-2 in their last 9 games.
• SA is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games.
• SA is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
• SA has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Miami Heat: 95.83
San Antonio Spurs: 99.17
Key Player Injuries
Greg Oden C Sidelined May 18 undisclosed Day-to-day
Tony Parker G Sidelined May 31 ankle Day-to-day
Manu Ginobili G Sidelined May 25 foot Expected to play Thursday
Point Spread Pick:
The Heat sure did look impressive against Indiana but beating a team from the Eastern Conference is not quite the same as knocking off one of the Western Conference’s top clubs. When your opponent’s heart was questioned throughout the playoffs it does lessen the value in the dominant wins. The Spurs were incredible down the stretch and after getting in an early 2-1 hole in the opening round have gone 11-4 overall and 8-0 straight up and 7-1 against the spread at home. In the regular season the home team won both games and covered the point spread by 8.5 (Heat) and 20.5 (Spurs) points and that’s what I believe will be the case in Game 1. Take the San Antonio Spurs -3.5.