NBA Picks: San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat, Game 2

Jeff GrantContributor IJune 7, 2013

NBA Picks: San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat, Game 2

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    The Miami Heat have won 10 consecutive games following a loss, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks on Sunday as they continue a best-of-seven series versus the San Antonio Spurs at AmericanAirlines Arena.

    Sports bettors will find that the Heat are 5.5-point home favorites in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 187.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at Game 2 of the 2013 NBA Finals from a betting perspective while offering up a prediction on the total along the way.

San Antonio Spurs

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    The San Antonio Spurs came away with a 92-88 victory over the Miami Heat as five-point road underdogs in Game 1 on Thursday, with point guard Tony Parker scoring a game-high 21 points.

    NBA handicappers will find that the Spurs are 4-2 straight up and against the spread as road underdogs of 3.5 to 6.0 points since the start of the regular season. 

Miami Heat

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    The Miami Heat were outscored by a 23-16 margin in the fourth quarter, with shooting guard Dwyane Wade failing to score a point in that period of time.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Heat are 14-7 straight up and 13-8 against the spread as home favorites of 3.5 to 6.0 points, with the UNDER going 14-7 in that situation.  

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total in Game 2 of the 2013 NBA Finals, as the OVER is 6-2 in the Miami Heat's last eight home games versus a team with a winning road record.

    NBA Pick: Over 187.5

     

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