Thunder vs. Heat Prediction

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MIAMI, FL (The Spread) – Will the Oklahoma City Thunder upset the Miami Heat when the two NBA powerhouses clash at 5:30PM ET on Christmas Day?

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ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Heat as 2.5-point favorites versus the Thunder, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 204.5 points.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Heat opened as 3-point favorites but the spread has been bet down slightly to 2.5. The total, meanwhile, opened at 204.5 and has stayed steady at that number.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 52% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Thunder. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.

NBA FREE PICK: Take Oklahoma City. According to latest NBA trends, the Thunder are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games versus the Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games. They’re also 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss. The Heat, meanwhile, are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games versus a team with a win percentage above .600.

2012 NBA FREE PICK: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER +2.5

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