Trends favor Spurs in Game 5
SAN ANTONIO, TX (The Spread) - The betting trends favor the Spurs in Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals, which heads back to San Antonio on Sunday.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Spurs are currently a 6-point favorite after covering easily in back-to-back games in Miami. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 195.5 after the under 195 hit in Game 4. Overall, the over hit in Games 1 and 3 in this series, while the under hit in Games 2 and 4.
The current betting trends favor the Spurs in this Game 5 matchup. The Heat is just 1-4 against the spread in its last five games overall versus the Spurs and 1-5 ATS in its last six games versus Southwest opponents. The Spurs, meanwhile, are 8-1 against the number in their last nine home games, 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
Currently the Spurs are 1/18 favorites to win the series against the Heat, which is a massive 9/1 long shots. San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard is also a 5/12 favorite to win the MVP while teammates Tim Duncan are 8/5 and Tony Parker 5/1, respectively.
LeBron James, meanwhile, is one of only three Heat with MVP odds. LeBron is currently 10/1 to win the award, while Dwyane Wade is 100/1 and Chris Bosh is 150/1. The rest of the Spurs' MVP odds are as follows: Boris Diaw (35/1), Manu Ginobili (50/1) and Danny Green (75/1).