MIAMI, FL (The Spread) – Which players will score the first points of Game 4 of the 2012 NBA Finals tonight for their respective teams? Let’s check out the odds.
Kevin Durant is a +150 money line favorite to score the first point of the game for the Thunder tonight, while Russell Westbrook has the next best odds at +200. Kendrick Perkins and Thabo Sefolosha, meanwhile, are +450 to score the first point for Oklahoma City.
On the other side, LeBron James is +180 to score the first point of the game for the Heat, while Dwyane Wade is +200. Chris Bosh or Udonis Haslem are +275 and both Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers are +400, respectively.
The most updated odds show that the Heat are a 3-point favorite over the Thunder for tonight’s game, while the over/under is currently sitting at 194. Latest NBA public betting odds show that 69% of the betting public favors the Thunder +3.
Of the last 12 NBA Finals that were tied at 1-1 after two games, the team that won Game 3 has gone on to win the championship 11 times. The lone exception was last year’s champion, the Dallas Mavericks, who trailed this same Miami Heat team 2-1 before winning the final three games.