2013 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat, Game 7 Picks

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IJune 19, 2013

2013 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat, Game 7 Picks

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    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.

San Antonio Spurs

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    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. 

Miami Heat

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    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. 


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    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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