Heat And Spurs Headed Towards NBA Betting Showdown
The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are taking similar roads to the NBA Dinals. The Spurs have gone through the first ten games of the playoffs undefeated, while the Heat have only dropped three games along the way. Wednesday night, the Heat equalled the Spurs by going up 2-0 in the conference finals.
San Antonio and Miami are on opposite ends of the spectrum with regard to gamblers. The Heat have become the bettors' darlings since they formed the Big Three two summers ago. San Antonio is a team that has flown under the radar for most of the season.
That under the radar reputation is quickly becoming yesterday's news. The Spurs have the longest winning streak in the league, and the ease with which they are turning away the Oklahoma City Thunder has some analysts believing the Spurs may run the table in the playoffs, something that has never been done.
San Antonio has the same three superstars they had the last time they won a title, but Manu Ginobli, Tony Parker, and Tim Duncan, are playing much different roles this time around. Duncan has become a complimentary player to Parker, who has taken the role of team leader and offensive catalyst. Ginobli is still the same clutch player he was when San Antonio last hoisted the trophy.
The Heat have had to adjust on the fly the past couple of weeks. When Chris Bosh went down with an injury, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James originally struggled, but then the two players started to turn their games up a notch, and the results have been five straight impressive wins.
Odds makers will have a hard time creating betting odds should the Heat and Spurs advance. San Antonio would likely be favored if they close out the Thunder in four or five games. If the series goes longer than that, and Miami makes quick work of the Celtics, it could be the Heat that head to the finals as betting favorites.
May 31, 2012
Posted By Vincent Tapoglia III
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com