Spurs are four-point home ‘chalk’ vs. Miami in Game 2
Published on Sunday, 6/8/14, at 2:29 p.m. Eastern.
By Brian Edwards
With LeBron James on the bench due to leg cramps at crunch time during Thursday’s Game 1 at San Antonio, Danny Green sparked the Spurs to a 110-95 win in comeback fashion. San Antonio took the cash as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 205 combined points jumped ‘over’ the 199-point total.
Green scored 11 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter. Tim Duncan added 21 points and 10 rebounds on 9-of-10 shooting from the field. Tony Parker had 19 points and eight assists and Manu Ginobili produced another stellar postseason effort. Ginobili chipped in 16 points and dished out 11 assists.
Miami’s Chris Bosh scored six straight points to give his team a seven-point advantage early in the final stanza. However, Green answered with back-to-back treys to cap an 11-2 run that put the Spurs up by a bucket.
Bosh finished with 18 points and nine boards. James scored a game-high 25 points, but he couldn’t go when his team needed him most. Dwyane Wade scored 19 points.
For tonight’s Game 2, the line opened at four but quickly moved to 4.5. The number moved back to four earlier this afternoon. The total is 198.5. Gamblers can back the Heat on the money line for a +160 return (risk $100 to win $160).
For first-half wagers, San Antonio is favored by two and the total is 99. The updated series price at most spots has San Antonio as -the 205 favorite, with Miami as a +175 underdog.
For bettors who are extremely bullish on the Heat, many betting shops are offering adjusted lines such as Miami -3.5 for a +245 payout. On the flip side, gamblers can take the Spurs laying 8.5 points for a +155 return. Also, San Antonio is -12.5 for a +270 payout.
Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Eastern on ABC.