The Miami Heat are 6-0 following a loss during the playoffs, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks Tuesday, as the best-of-seven series between Miami and the San Antonio Spurs continues at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Sports bettors will find that the Heat are seven-point home favorites in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 191 in the betting market.
Let's take a closer look at Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.
The San Antonio Spurs own a 3-2 advantage over the Miami Heat in this best-of-seven series, picking up a 114-104 victory as one-point home underdogs in Game 5 on Sunday.
NBA handicappers will find that the Spurs are 0-6 straight up and 1-5 against the spread as road underdogs of 6.5 to nine points the last two-plus seasons.
The Miami Heat have held their opponents to under 100 points in 18 of 20 games during the 2013 NBA playoffs, but they allowed the San Antonio Spurs to shoot 60 percent in Game 5 on Sunday.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the Heat are 7-1 straight up and against the spread when trailing in a postseason series, with the "over" going 5-3 in that situation.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the San Antonio Spurs as their NBA Finals pick Tuesday, as they've gone 24-13-1 against the spread after scoring 105 or more points since the start of the regular season.
Miami may win this game in straight-up fashion, but it won't cover this type of number in a pressure situation.
NBA Pick: San Antonio Spurs +7
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