This is the first of two NBA betting matchups between the teams this season. Basketball betting odds favor the Spurs and so does the situation. The Heat are in the second half of a back-to-back as they played last night in New Orleans. Last season the Heat and Spurs split the season series with each team winning a game. The Heat have never had much success in San Antonio, going 2-20 their all-time.
San Antonio has won 7 of the last 10 overall against Miami and they are 6-4 against the NBA betting odds in those games. The Spurs have won four of the last five at home against Miami although they are 2-3 against the basketball betting odds. The last five meetings between these two teams have all gone under the NBA betting total.
Miami comes into this basketball betting game playing much better of late. It seems going on the road has agreed with Miami as they have been an NBA betting success away from home. The Heat are playing excellent defense as they rank in the Top 10 in the league as basketball betting stats indicate. They are getting production out of Dwyane Wade and Michael Beasley and they seem to have put their troubles earlier this month behind them. The Heat are capable of winning against any team in the league but they also sometimes play down to the level of their competition in basketball betting. That won’t be an issue in this basketball betting game since the Spurs are a top team.
San Antonio also comes into this game playing very well. The Spurs started the season slowly but are clicking now. San Antonio is one of just a select few teams in the NBA that is in the Top 10 in both points scored and fewest points against as basketball betting stats have it. If the Spurs can maintain those rankings they are going to be very tough in basketball betting. Against the basketball betting odds the Spurs are just about .500 and it really hasn’t mattered whether they are at home or on the road.This basketball betting matchup on Thursday should be exciting with Dwyane Wade, Michael Beasley and the Heat matching up against Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and the Spurs.