Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs Game 2 Betting Pick
- Updated: June 6, 2014
Time: 8 PM EST Sunday June 8, 2014, ABC / Watch ESPN
Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
The San Antonio Spurs host Miami Heat in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
The Spurs lead this best of 7 series 1-0.
In their last games: In Game 1 the Spurs beat the Heat 110-95.
In the Game 1 loss Miami’s LeBron James cramped out and had to leave the game and the Spurs finished off on a 16-3 run for the win.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 games between these 2 teams.
In the last 8 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over 6 times.
The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games against the Heat.
The Heat have won 12 consecutive playoff games following a loss.
Point Spread: San Antonio Spurs -4.5
Total Line: 199.5
Money Line: Heat +170 / Spurs -200
Series Line: Heat +200 / Spurs -240
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Miami Heat: 66-32 SU 47-49-2 ATS
San Antonio Spurs: 75-26 SU 55-46 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• MIA is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss.
• MIA is 23-9 ATS in their last 32 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points.
• MIA has an Over record of 8-2 in their last 10 games.
• SA is 8-0 ATS in their last 8 home games.
• SA is 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
• SA has an Over record of 9-3 in their last 12 games following a S.U. win.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Miami Heat: 95.50
San Antonio Spurs: 99.44
Key Player Injuries
LeBron James F Probable Jun 7 leg Day-to-day
Chris Andersen F/C Sidelined Jun 3 thigh Probable for Game 2
No injuries to report at this time.
Lebron was not himself in the final quarter with a cramp issue and didn’t play in the final 4 minutes. So all I hear going into Game 2 is what the Heat would have done and could have done if he wasn’t cramping. I’m hoping that segment of the betting population bets where their mouth is and keeps this line in check. The smart money will be on the Spurs. San Antonio is playing at a different level at home winning and covering 9 straight. They’ve lost only 2 of their last 27 home games straight up and keep in mind one of the losses was the season finale against the Lakers when they rested players. Here’s a key stat. The Spurs have won by 5 or more points in 24 straight home wins including in that number are two home wins over Miami. Take the San Antonio Spurs -4.5.