NBA Betting News and Notes Sunday, June 9

NBA Betting News and Notes Sunday, June 9

SAN ANTONIO (71 - 26) at MIAMI (78 - 21) - 6/9/2013, 8:05 PM

Top Trends for this game.
MIAMI is 55-44 ATS (+6.6 Units) in all games this season.
MIAMI is 93-79 ATS (+6.1 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
MIAMI is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) on Sunday games this season.
MIAMI is 21-9 ATS (+11.1 Units) after a non-conference game this season.
SAN ANTONIO is 100-72 ATS (+20.8 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 75-56 ATS (+13.4 Units) in road games over the last 3 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 16-5 ATS (+10.5 Units) when playing with 2 days rest over the last 2 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) against Southeast division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 268-207 ATS (+40.3 Units) after a non-conference game since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 21-10 ATS (+10.0 Units) in non-conference games this season.
SAN ANTONIO is 44-27 ATS (+14.3 Units) after 3 or more consecutive wins over the last 2 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 58-41 ATS (+12.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
MIAMI is 3-3 against the spread versus SAN ANTONIO over the last 3 seasons
MIAMI is 4-2 straight up against SAN ANTONIO over the last 3 seasons
3 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


SAN ANTONIO vs. MIAMI
The total has gone UNDER in 20 of San Antonio's last 25 games when playing Miami
San Antonio is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami   
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 20 of Miami's last 25 games when playing San Antonio


San Antonio at Miami
San Antonio: 16-5 ATS playing with two days rest
Miami: 3-13 ATS at home off a loss by 6 points or less

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Spurs at Heat: What Bettors Need to Know
By Covers.com

San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat (-6, 187.5)

Spurs lead best-of-seven series 1-0.

The San Antonio Spurs delivered an attention-getting salvo in the opener and look to take a 2-0 lead when the NBA Finals resume in Miami on Sunday. Tony Parker supplied the dagger with a circus shot that narrowly beat the shot clock with 5.2 seconds left and 37-year-old Tim Duncan turned back the clock with 20 points and 14 rebounds in the 92-88 victory. LeBron James had a triple-double for the Heat but his 18 points were his fewest of the postseason.

Miami desperately wants to avoid traveling to San Antonio in a 0-2 hole, particularly due to the finals format calling for three consecutive home games for the Spurs. “That’s an element, but more than anything, you don’t want to lose two at home,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said in his Saturday media session. “We take a lot of pride in bouncing back after losses.” James had 18 rebounds and 10 assists to complement his scoring but Parker was the best player on the floor in the final quarter when he tallied 10 of his 21 points.

ABOUT THE SPURS: While Parker made the huge shot, Duncan recorded a double-double and forward Kawhi Leonard helped hold James to his relatively low scoring output, unsung guard Danny Green was a key contributor with 12 points on four 3-pointers. Green has carved himself a niche with the Spurs after the franchise released him twice previously. He shot 42.9 percent from 3-point range in the regular season and has drained three or more five times in the postseason. “It’s not easy to make an NBA team,” Parker said on Saturday. “And Danny is very important in what we do. He’s one of the best 3-point shooters in the NBA. It makes my job easy for me to penetrate to have shooters like that.”

ABOUT THE HEAT: Despite notching his 10th career postseason triple-double, James drew some criticism for attempting just 16 shots. James scored just six points in the final quarter when Miami was held to 16 points on 5-of-18 shooting. “I know what I say to you guys and I know the questions you guys ask me, but I don’t really read too much of what people say,” James said in his Saturday media session. “I do what’s best for the team. What’s best for the team doesn’t always result in a win.” James is averaging 25.7 points in the postseason but the real issue for the Heat is the underachieving play of center Chris Bosh. The 13 points Bosh scored came on 6-of-16 shooting and it followed a stretch of four straight single-digit outings.

TRENDS:

* Spurs are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games.
* Under is 4-0 in Heat’s last four overall.
* Under is 21-5 in the last 26 meetings.
* Heat are 10-0 ATS in their last 10 games coming off a loss.

BUZZER BEATERS

1. Miami has scored fewer than 25 fourth-quarter points in each of its last seven postseason games.

2. San Antonio had just four turnovers in Game 1 to match the NBA Finals record set by Detroit in 2005.

3. Duncan has played in 23 NBA Finals games and has put together 15 20-point, 10-rebound efforts.

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Game 2 - Spurs at Heat
By Kevin Rogers
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San Antonio's quest at a fifth championship got off to a solid start by stealing Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The Spurs rallied past the Heat, 92-88 to win their seventh straight playoff game, while cashing outright as five-point underdogs (+190 on the money-line). The keys to San Antonio's victory including hitting big shots, while limiting Miami's Big Three each to less than 20 points.

Tony Parker's circus-shot in the final minute put the Spurs up for good, as the All-Star point guard continued his strong postseason with a game-high 21 points. Tim Duncan failed to score a point in the first quarter, but the future Hall-of-Famer scored 20 points, including a crucial buzzer-beater to close the opening half. Kawhi Leonard impressed in his Finals debut by compiling a double-double, while the Spurs overcame 41% shooting from the floor.

Following a high-scoring first half (101 points), things slowed down in the second half as the two teams combined for only 79 points, resulting in an 'under' on a 189 ½ total. Gregg Popovich's squad trailed at the end of each of the first three quarters, but San Antonio outscored Miami, 23-16 in the final 12 minutes.

The last time LeBron James faced San Antonio in the NBA Finals as a member of the Cavaliers, Cleveland was swept in the 2007 championship. This time around, the league MVP posted a triple-double (18 points, 18 rebounds, 10 assists) in the series opener, but received little help elsewhere. Chris Bosh's recent playoff struggles continued by hitting just 6-of-16 shots from the floor, including an 0-for-4 showing from three-point range. Dwyane Wade couldn't follow up his impressive effort in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, as the shooting guard scored 17 points, while being held scoreless in the fourth quarter in Thursday's Game 1.

The Spurs improved to 5-0 all-time in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, while the Heat lost the opener of the Finals for the third time in four chances. However, Miami ended up winning the title the last two instances after losing the series opener against Dallas ('06) and Oklahoma City ('12). Also, Erik Spoelstra's club has done a terrific job bouncing back from losses in the postseason, going 4-0 SU/ATS with all four victories coming by double-digits.

San Antonio is the only team in the playoffs to own just one road loss, coming at Golden State in overtime in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals. The Spurs have put together a 4-0 SU/ATS record in the role of a road underdog in the postseason, while going 11-4 ATS in the playoffs after closing the regular season with seven consecutive ATS losses.

In each of the last three NBA Finals, the team that won the series opener ended up losing Game 2 of the series (OKC '12, Miami '11, and Los Angeles '10). Also, the Thunder and Heat each held home-court advantage in the previous two NBA Finals and lost the Finals, which could spell trouble for Miami if it loses on Sunday night.

VegasInsider.com's Chris David breaks down the total from the opener, "Game 1 saw the total close anywhere between 190 and 191 points, which was pushed up by public money. After watching the first-half, in particular the second quarter, bettors were definitely on the right side. However, the game slowed down and Miami couldn't buy a shot from the outside, which is going to be the key to this series. The pace was solid and geared closer to the 'over,' but the pair only combined for 35 free throw attempts and that number should be closer to 45 when you look at the Spurs and Heat season averages. Neither team shot well, which is also surprising for two of the top three offenses in the league."

Moving onto Sunday night, David believes the 'over' will bounce back, "Game 2's number should close around 188 and I'd expect Miami to do its part based off its playoff trends, especially after losing in Game 1. Off a loss in this year's postseason, the Heat has scored 115, 114, 90 and 99 points. I'd be surprised to see a number below the previous four scores and if Miami does start connecting, notching triple digits is very doable. While it's hard to ignore the Heat's success off a loss (4-0 SU, 4-0 ATS) in the playoffs, you can't deny what San Antonio has done on the road with its defense. The Spurs have allowed 88.6 PPG in eight postseason (7-1 SU, 7-1 ATS) games away from home and the highest outputs (97, 93) came in overtime battles."

Miami opened up as a -240 favorite to win the series, but now Miami is listed at +105 to capture the championship. The odds have significantly changed for San Antonio as well with the Spurs going from +200 to -125 to win their fifth title. The Heat are still listed as home 'chalk' in Game 2 as six-point favorites at most outlets, while the total sits at 188.

The game tips off at 8:00 PM EST from the American Airlines Arena on Sunday night, as ABC will televise the contest nationally.

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NBA: Streaks, Tips, Notes
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San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat

The Miami Heat will try to knot things up in the NBA Finals when they host the Spurs Sunday night. Heat 12-5 (9-8 ATS) during postseason netting 96.6 PPG while allowing 87.9 per/game are 7-3 SU, 4-6 ATS at home in the playoffs but remain a strong 44-7 SU at American Airlines Arena this season with a not so strong 26-25 mark at the betting window. The Spurs outstanding in postseason are 13-2 SU, 11-4 ATS scoring 99.4 PPG while allowing 88.6 per contest. With the opening game victory Spurs are a sparkling 7-1 SU/ATS on the road. For the year, Spurs sport a smart 30-19 SU record away from San Antonio with a 27-22 ATS mark against the oddsmaker. Miami with history on it's side being on a 10-1 SU/ATS stretch following a loss the previous game including 4-0 SU/ATS during these playoffs have been pegged 6-point favorites.

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2013 NBA Playoffs

San Antonio outscored Heat 23-16 in 4th quarter to win Game 1; Spurs are now 4-0 as an underdog in the playoffs- Miami is 4-6 vs spread as a home favorite. Spurs covered seven of last eight road games, with 14 of their last 17 away games staying under total. James had 18 rebounds in Game 1, but no other Miami player had more than five; Heat forced just four turnovers. Allen was 3-4 behind arc; rest of Heat was 5-21. With series going to Alamo for Games 3-5, this is huge game for Heat to win. Like we said earlier, Spurs have four championships; they're not in awe here. Playing against quality PG Parker lot tougher for Miami than the last series, when George Hill ran Indiana's offense.

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