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Mexico City will get a glimpse of NBA betting action on Wednesday night, when the “hosting” Minnesota Timberwolves take on the significantly geographically closer San Antonio Spurs.
The defending Western Conference Champion Spurs are off to a 2-1 start straight-up but they have failed to cover in two of their first three games. This past Saturday they fell to Portland 115-105 as 2.5-point favorites on the road. The total went OVER the 198.5-point closing line and it has gone OVER in two of the three games.
San Antonio opened this best-of-seven showdown with a 92-88 victory in Game 1 as a five-point underdog on the road. It took a 2-1 edge with a 113-77 beatdown of the Heat as two-point home favorites in Game 3 and has now regained a 3-2 advantage by virtue of this past Sunday’s 114-104 win as a one-point underdog at home. The total has gone OVER in the last three games of this series after staying UNDER in the first two.
It has been a tale of two halves in the NBA Finals so far. In Game 1 of this best-of-seven series Miami faded in the fourth quarter to fall 92-88 as a five-point home favorite. This past Sunday night it ran away from the Spurs in the second half of a five-point ball game to cruise to a 103-84 victory as a 6.5-point favorite at home to even things up at one game apiece. The total stayed UNDER the 189.5-point line in both games.
Despite cruising to the Western Conference title with a 12-2 straight-up (10-4 against the spread) record in series victories over the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State and Memphis, the Spurs came into the NBA Finals as +195 underdogs on the series price.
After an extended nine-day layoff as a result of a four-game sweep over Memphis in the Western Conference Finals, San Antonio will be back in action on Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The Spurs are hoping to pick-up where they left off after going 12-2 straight-up and 10-4 against the spread in their first 14 playoff games this year.
San Antonio finds itself just two more wins away from another trip to the NBA Finals after knocking-off Memphis 105-83 in Game 1 as a 4.5-point home favorite followed by a thrilling 93-89 overtime victory as a 5.5-point favorite at home this past Tuesday night. The total went OVER in both of those games.
Memphis has made a bad habit of slow starts in these playoffs with a 112-91 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of that series as a 5.5-point road underdog followed by a 93-91 loss in the series opener against Oklahoma City as a 3.5-point underdog on the road.
The Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs are set to start the Western Conference Finals on Sunday afternoon, and they are going to get it on for the first time in NBA betting action on Sunday at the AT&T Center.
The San Antonio Spurs looked more like the Spurs of old in their Game Five win at home. The Spurs dominated the second half to win 109-91. Golden State’s offense never got going, and the Warriors made far too many careless turnovers to keep up with San Antonio. The Warriors have showed a ton of fight in the playoffs, and they’ll be trying to force a game 7 with a win in this game.