The 14-3 San Antonio Spurs will be the road team as they battle Lebron James and the 10-3 Miami Heat in an NBA pro basketball game on Thursday night. Tip off time from Miami is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT.
The current betting odds from this NBA game has the home team Miami Heat the -6 ½ point favorite and the total is lined at 205 ½ points. There has been no spread or total movement since the odds opened up a few hours ago.
In the lockout shorted season last year the teams met once and it was Miami with the 120-98 home win as a -7 point favorite. The game went over 197 ½ points.
This a back end of a back to back after the team defeated Orlando 110-89 as a -7 ½ point favorite. They are a perfect 5-0 on this road trip. Last three wins came against back Eastern conference clubs in Orlando, Washington and Toronto. It will be their fourth game in five nights all on the road and facing travel. When you look at the minutes distribution this year San Antonio head coach Greg Popovich is playing nearly everyone on his roster. Twelve players average 10 minutes or more this season. The Spurs are the third ranked team in field goal percentage at 48% and in scoring offense with 102 points scored per game.
Since a loss to the Clippers in mid-November the Heat have strung together four straight wins. They last played on Saturday in a 110-108 home win against the Cavaliers as a -15 point favorite. Prior to the Cavaliers game on the 21st of the month the Bucks took Miami to overtime as the Heat prevailed by 7 and failing to cover. The Heat is number on in scoring at 104 a game and shooting as the club connects on over 49% from the field.