NBA Betting: Heat vs. Spurs Game 5 ATS Picks

Friday, June 13, 2014 1:39 PM UTC

Friday, Jun. 13, 2014 1:39 PM UTC

The Miami Heat earned a split with the San Antonio Spurs in the first two games and stole away home-court advantage. However, they got swept at home and are now on the brink of elimination. Is it over for them?
<p style="text-align:center"> <style type="text/css"><!-- td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;} --></style> <span style="font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans,sans-serif;font-weight:bold;color:#000000;text-align:left"><iframe width="560" height="330" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></span></p> <p><b>The Miami Heat Can Win Because…<br /></b><span style="font-size:1em">They’ve already won once in San Antonio. The Heat are the two-time defending champs. It’s not likely that <a href="" title="This bettor warns of backing a team favored by the public" target="_blank">they’re going to go down without a fight</a>. Although they put up minimal resistance in the last two games, one would think that they’re going to be in desperation mode on Sunday night. </span><span style="font-size:1em">The Heat only have themselves to blame for their 3-1 deficit, but the good news is that they can fix it themselves, too. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em">If they can play better defense, which we know they’re capable of, and provide LeBron James with some offensive help, they’ll have a shot.</span></p> <p><br /><b style="font-size:1em">The San Antonio Spurs Can Win Because…<br /></b><span style="font-size:1em"><img src="" id="ctl00_head_ArticleAdministrator_picturePreview_imgSelectedPicture" alt="Image preview" class="imgSelectedPicture article-image" />They’ve owned the Heat in this series. Aside from one game where the Heat managed to keep the Spurs under wraps, San Antonio’s offense has been on fire. They’re averaging 106 points per game in this series and they are getting a complete, team-wide effort.</span><span style="font-size:1em">The Heat simply have no answers. They were crushed in their two games at home and they know it’s over.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em">Take the Spurs with <a href="/picks/nba/" title="SBR gathers the best NBA handicapping for you" target="_blank">your NBA picks</a> as this should be the final game.</span></p> <p><br /><span style="font-size:1em"></span><b style="font-size:1em">Outlook &amp; Pick<br /></b><span style="font-size:1em">The <a href="" title="What do you think of this bettors claims?" target="_blank">Heat are just tapped out</a>. They simply don’t know how to stop this Spurs multi-faceted attack but even beyond that, they aren’t getting the type of effort they need to get the job done. In Games 3 and 4, the Spurs beat them to loose balls, put forth more effort and outworked the Heat. The Spurs are leading the series 3-1 but they’re playing as if they’re down 3-1. </span><span style="font-size:1em">This is personal, and it has been since the tip-off in Game 1. <a href="/picks/nba/nba-betting-pick-san-antonio-spurs-win-2014-nba-finals/39948/" title="This capper explains why he picks Spurs" target="_blank">San Antonio won’t let this slip</a> out of their grasps.</span></p> <p><b style="font-size:1em">Free NBA Pick: </b>Spurs -6 at TheGreek<b style="font-size:1em"><br />[gameodds]5/295579/?r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]</b></p>
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