Heat vs. Thunder Game 2 Free Pick
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (ATS Consultants) – This is the second game of the NBA Finals. Oklahoma City beat Miami, 105-94 in the opener on Tuesday. The second game is set for 9pmET from Chesapeake Energy Arena from Oklahoma City.
ODDS: The oddsmakers have installed the Thunder as a 5.5-point favorite while the total is 196.5. The Heat enter the game with a 58-27 overall record and are 36-47-2 Under, while the Thunder are 60-22 overall and 46-35-1 Over.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Thunder opened as an 5-point favorite and moved to 5.5 at most books. The total opened at 196 and moved up to 196.5 at most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 51% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Thunder. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
2012 NBA FINALS FREE PICK: Take the over. According to latest NBA trends, Miami is 6-1 Over last 7 overall, 8-2 Over in the last 10 meetings in Oklahoma City and 11-5 Over in the last 16 meetings. Oklahoma City is 4-0 Over last 4 overall, 5-0 Over last 5 games following a ATS win, 7-1 Over last 8 playoff games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5, 6-1 Over is 6-1 last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 11-2 Over last 13 games as a favorite, 10-2 Over last 12 playoff games as a favorite and is 8-2 Over last 10 games as a home favorite. The first game went over with Oklahoma City struggling from the three-point line, making just 5 of 17 and scoring just 47 points in the first half. Three-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant continued his dominance with 36 points, while LeBron James finally had a good Finals game with 30 points. This should be another very exciting and up-and-down first game. Expect James Harden to score more than 5 points for the Thunder (his total for the first game).
2012 NBA FINALS FREE PICK: HEAT/THUNDER OVER 196.5