After a fascinating pair of NBA Finals matchups in south Florida, the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will shift their knotted best-of-seven series west for the next three. Will the change in venue impact how the NBA betting community approaches the event?
Thanks in no small part to Tony Parker, the Spurs jumped out of the gates with an impressive and slightly unexpected Game 1 victory over LeBron James and the Heat. While the nail-biting win was enough to force hoops fans and oddsmakers alike to reconsider San Antonio’s chances at a title, however, it didn’t sway the results of Game 2.
In that second tilt, the Heat looked every bit the NBA futures favorite they’ve been since the offseason.
Now as the Spurs inherit home-court advantage for Games 3-5, one can’t help but reconsider their betting strategy for the NBA Finals. San Antonio was the clear underdog heading into the series, but has shown time and again that despite their age, they’re quite capable of defying NBA odds.
By nature of the traditional 2-3-2 Finals schedule configuration, the Spurs could plausibly close out the series without even having to make the trip back to South Beach. Weigh in before Game 3 on Tuesday.