It is do or die time for the defending champion Miami Heat
tonight as they welcome the San Antonio Spurs
back to the AmericanAirlines Arena for Game 6
of the 2013 NBA Finals
. This evening’s meeting between the Spurs and Heat is scheduled to get underway at 9:00pm ET on ABC. The latest NBA Odds
have Miami listed as a -7.5 against the spread home favorite and the Over/Under set at 191.5 points. The Spurs and Heat are drawing +280 and -340 moneyline odds ($340 wins $100), respectively.
The Heat now, officially, have their backs against the wall, trailing the Spurs 2-3 in the best of seven NBA Finals; however, they are also in their favorite situation, which is coming off a loss. Miami is a ridiculous 12-0 both straight up and against the spread
in its last 12 games off a loss, and, what’s more it gets San Antonio at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The odds makers are keenly aware of the Heat’s recent streak, though, and they are aiming to combat it with a rather steep line. Given the Spurs performance throughout the playoffs, 7.5 looks too big, but there has yet to be a game in this series, other than the opener, where the winning team did not win by at least 10 points.
Miami has been especially hard on its postseason opposition (including the Spurs) off a loss, winning the following game by an average of 20.7 points per game. While San Antonio played exceptional basketball in winning games three and five, there is little reason to believe the Heat break character, especially at home, and fail to show and show well for tonight’s contest.
San Antonio Spurs +7.5 (-110), Over 191.5 (-110), +280 (Moneyline)
Miami Heat -7.5 (-110), Under 191.5 (-110), -340 (Moneyline)
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