|2012 NBA Finals: Thunder vs. Heat Game 5 Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Thursday, 21 June 2012 14:30|
2012 NBA Finals Game 5 Prediction
MIAMI, FL (ATS Consultants) – This is the fifth game of the NBA Finals. Miami beat Oklahoma City 104-98 in the fourth game to take a 3-1 lead. The fifth game is set for 9pmET from American Arilines Arena from Miami.
ODDS: The oddsmakers have installed the Heat as a 3-point favorite while the total is 193.5 The Thunder enter the game with a 60-25 overall record and are 44-40-1 Over, while the Heat are 61-27 overall and 37-48-3 Under.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Heat opened as an 3.5-point favorite and moved to 3 at most books. The total opened at 193.5 and remained there at most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 52% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Heat. 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.
NBA FINALS FREE PICK: Take Miami. According to latest NBA trends, the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings, the Home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. Miami is 4-1 ATS L5 in series. Heat are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games as a home favorite of 0.5-4.5, 10-3 ATS in their last 13 home games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win, 18-6 ATS in their last 24 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game, 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 playoff games as a favorite. This exciting Finals should come to an end tonight. Oklahoma City is talented but their youth has showed in this series with crucial mistakes down the stretch. Even if LeBron James isn’t 100% (cramps), he now has confidence in Chris Bosh, Mario Chalmers and Shane Battier to become the third cog in the wheel. Where is Oklahoma City’s third cog? James Harden has been MIA this entire series and they don’t have an answer on the bench if Harden is not playing well.
2012 NBA FINALS GAME 5 FREE PICK: MIAMI HEAT –3