The NBA finals continues tonight with the last game in Miami as the Oklahoma City thunder look to stay alive versus the Miami Heat.
Head to head, the Thunder are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Miami, while the home team and favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The Heat are 8-1 in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 playoff games as a favorite of 0.5-4.5 and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 home games. The Thunder on the other hand are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall, but just 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games as a road underdog of 0.5-4.5.
The Miami Heat can win the second title in the franchise’s history with a victory tonight. With a loss, the series will go back to Oklahoma City which is the situation we think the Heat will try everything to avoid. The Heat won a very intense game 4 despite being without Lebron James for a large part of the last half of the fourth quarter. They got a considerable contribution from point guard Mario Chalmers who was the difference maker in a critical game four. In order to close out the Thunder tonight Miami will rely heavily on stars Dwayne Wade and Lebron James to seal the deal. Will the Heat party tonight in South Beach? Or will they be on their way to Oklahoma City for a game six?
The Thunder need to win three straight games to capture the franchises first championship. That starts tonight and they need a win on the road in order to go back home to the friendly confines of their home arena. In game 4 the Thunder were led by Russell Westbrook who scored 41 points in a sensational effort. The Thunder faltered down the stretch making some mental errors that led to the loss. They will be looking to rebound from that loss and get focused on sending the series back home where they could have a chance of winning the entire thing. Look for Kevin Durant to have a much better game and for James Harden to come through which he has not done in the series so far.
We know that the Heat wants to close out this game and pull out all the stops. We happen to think though that the Thunder will come out super intense and will get a good effort out of James Harden which will make the difference in this game five. This is why we like Oklahoma City against the spread in this game and we will see you for a game six back in Oklahoma City but before wagering read online sportsbook reviews.