San Antonio, TX – Let’s run it again could be the mantra for the 2014 NBA Finals with the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs set for a rematch Thursday at 9 PM ET. Many critics believe the Spurs gave the Finals to Miami last year in an epic seven game series and Heat vs Spurs Game 1 Betting Odds have San Antonio as -4 favorites on the spread. In the Western Conference Finals San Antonio (74-26 SU 54-46 ATS) took care of business against Oklahoma City in a 6 game series route as -230 favorites. In the eastern Conference Finals, Miami (66-31 SU 47-48-2 ATS) eliminated the Indiana Pacers for second year in a row in a 6 game series route as -350 favorites. Our NBA Finals Picks 2014 experts broke down the sides with a free game 1 prediction. Heat vs Spurs Game 1 Betting Odds have Miami as +175 moneyline underdogs at Carbon Sports
NBA Finals Picks 2014 Analysis: The status of Spurs guard Tony Parker’s ankle should be monitored closely with his health the betting x-factor for game 1. Assuming everything is a go and Parker is at his best, San Antonio should be able to land the first punch and a cover as 4-point home favorites. The Spurs big three of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobilli and Tony Parker are playing as cohesive as any team in NBA history and will overcome their physical disadvantages with intelligence to take game 1. Heat vs Spurs Game 1 Betting Odds Total is at 198.5 points
Much like brilliant prizefighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. the Heat tend to start out series slow. Heat head coach Erik Spolestra makes great adjustments after his opponent shows his hand but Miami usually comes out of the gate sputtering. Our handicappers have picked Miami to win the series but in game 1 San Antonio should be operating at their peak potential at home. Play San Antonio to cover as short home favorites.
Heat vs Spurs Game 1 Betting Odds Total is at 198.5 points
NBA Finals Picks 2014 Play: San Antonio -4