The Betting Corner: NBA Finals Game 7 Jun 20, 2013

San Antonio Spurs @ Miami Heat 9PM (ET) ABC

(Series Tied 3-3)

San-Antonio-Spurs-VS-Miami-Heat-Wallpaper-HD-2013As a sports fan, today is the day that we all look forward to: a winner take all, Game 7 finals game. Nothing is more thrilling, exciting, nerve-wracking, and heart clenching than the last game of the season for all the marbles. At the end of today, we will have a NBA Champion.

After one of the best playoff games in recent history, it is now or never for the aging Spurs and the Heat. Tim Duncan dominated the first half of Game Six with 25 points but was held to just 5 in the third quarter by a stingy Miami defense. Lebron James played like a man possessed in the fourth quarter and overtime.

In today’s matchup, the major factor will be the coaches. Let’s be honest and admit that in the NBA coaches aren’t as important than in other sports- except for today. Spoelstra and Popovich have been in a chess match all series long. With a majority of the population questioning Popovich’s decision making in the fourth quarter, it is now or never for the Spurs.

Miami must be able to get points from Wade and the role players. Bosh, who has taken a beating all playoff long, must play even better than he did last game. Lebron James will not be stopped and will continue to dominant the game.

For the Spurs, Manu Ginobili is the key. After being inserted into the starting lineup for Game 5, Ginobili flat out balled. In Game 6, he was the worst player on the court posting a -21 +/- and finishing with 8 turnovers.

NBA Finals Game 7 Prediction: Spurs +6

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The Betting Corner: NBA Finals Game 5 Jun 16, 2013

Miami Heat @ San Antonio Spurs 8PM (ET) ABC

(Series Tied 2-2)

nba_u_heatspurs_ESPNNow that the first four games have been played with no team breaking away in this series, we are down to a best of 3. With the resurgence of Dwayne Wade playing like the old “flash” again, the Spurs must now find an answer to this new threat. Based of the current trend we are seeing in this series spurs-heat-spurs-heat, the ball is now in San Antonio’s court to make a move. A loss for either team could prove to be the series but especially for Miami, where they lost in a game 5 two seasons ago to Dallas, and then ultimately lost the series. In a must win for both teams, two questions must be answered:  Which supposed slump or injury plays a factor more? Which Dwade and Tony Parker are we going to get in this game? After debating which way I wanted to go in this one, this stat is what persuaded me decide on my pick. In game 5s, in the NBA finals, the Spurs are 2-0 in the big 3 era. Since the same players for the most part who played in those series still play for the Spurs currently, as well as the trend say San Antonio, ill take the points at home in this one.

Play:
Spurs +2
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The Betting Corner: NBA Finals Game 3 Jun 11, 2013

Miami Heat @ San Antonio Spurs 9PM (ET) ABC

(Series Tied 1-1)

969343_10151572973928463_1713121083_nGame 3, which determines who wins the series 90+% of the time, will be one for the ages. For one team in this bout, this will be the game that turns the tide and places them one step closer to the championship. With the Heat and Spurs both tied at one a piece, this game will be a battle. For the Heat to take the firm grip back in this series, they must get production from the Big 3 (mainly Bosh and Wade) and continue to have Allen, Miller, and Haslem to provide a secondary scoring option as they did in game 2. For the Spurs, they need to have Parker to continue his inside penetration and either have Green or Splitter to step up and provide balance to the Spurs superstar play. The keys to tonight’s game will be who controls the turnover battle and the boards. Although the game is shifting back to San Antonio and a potential momentum swing back in the Spurs favor, I see this game going down to the wire. Quoting Brian Windhorst,”there is something about Miami in game 3s on the road. They won against Indiana, Chicago, and Milwaukee this postseason”. With that said I’ll take the points on the road.

Play:
Miami +2
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