The Miami Heat are 0-8 against the spread in their last eight games following a straight-up win, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks on Thursday as they close out their best-of-seven series with the San Antonio Spurs at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Sports bettors will find that the Heat are six-point home favorites in the pro basketball odds, courtesy of SBR Forum, while the total has settled in at 189.5 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals from a betting perspective, while offering up a first-half prediction along the way.
The San Antonio Spurs were unable to hold onto a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter on Tuesday, suffering a 103-100 overtime defeat to the Miami Heat as 6.5-point road underdogs.
NBA handicappers will find that the Spurs are 4-2 straight up and against the spread as road underdogs of 3.5 to six points since the start of the regular season.
The Miami Heat haven't won back-to-back games since May 15-22, but the franchise is just a win away from securing its third NBA title.
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 six points, with the UNDER going 14-7 in that situation.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the San Antonio Spurs in the first half on Thursday, as the road team is 3-0 against the spread in the last three Game 7s in the NBA Finals.
NBA Pick: San Antonio Spurs +3 First Half
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