NBA Picks: Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs, Game 3

Jeff GrantContributor IJune 10, 2013

NBA Picks: Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs, Game 3

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    The Miami Heat have won at least one game on the road in 11 consecutive playoff series, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks Tuesday, as they take on the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Heat are 2.5-point underdogs 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 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

Miami Heat

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    The Miami Heat picked up a dominating 103-84 victory over the San Antonio Spurs as 6.5-point home favorites in Game 2 on Sunday—going UNDER the betting total for a fifth consecutive contest.

    NBA handicappers will find that the Heat are 6-1 straight up and against the spread as underdogs since the start of the 2012-13 regular season. 

San Antonio Spurs

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    The San Antonio Spurs have committed 20 turnovers in the first two games of this series, but 16 of them came on Sunday night.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Spurs are 8-3 straight up and 7-3-1 against the spread as home favorites of three points or less, with the UNDER going 8-3 in that situation. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Miami Heat as their NBA playoff pick Tuesday, as they've gone 20-6 against the spread in their last 26 road games.

    NBA Pick: Miami Heat +2.5

     

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