Miami Heat at Oklahoma City Thunder Game 1 NBA Finals Pro Basketball Betting Preview

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Lebron James and his Miami Heat will open up the NBA Finals on the road with a game one meeting against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night. The Heat and Thunder will begin from Oklahoma City at 9PM Eastern Time and ABC will provide the live television broadcast.

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The current odds for game one at Oddsmaker has the home standing Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -5 points with the total set at 194 points. A money line wager on the Thunder will return -220 odds. Those who believe that the Miami Heat can steal game one from the Thunder on Tuesday night can take back +180 odds for their money line wager. The series price heading into game one has the Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -170 odds to win this NBA Finals series with the Miami Heat the underdog at +150 odds.

Oklahoma City will have the home court advantage in this 2-3-2 travel arrangement as the Miami Heat will host the middle three games of this NBA playoff series. The Miami Heat will have a full two days of rest following their disposal of the Boston Celtics in seven games culminating in a huge fourth quarter effort to earn the 101-88 home victory as a -8 point favorite. Oklahoma City will have five days of rest leading up to game one after beating San Antonio on Wednesday 107-99 as a -5 point home favorite to eliminate the Spurs in six games.

Lebron James enters the finals off a pair of monster games as he poured in 45 points in game six and 31 points in the Heats come from behind Eastern conference finals win. Oklahoma City shot lights out in their final three games of their Western conference Finals win against the Spurs as the Thunder posted three straight games of 50% shooting or greater. Defensively OKC held San Antonio to less than 44% shooting just once in their six games. Four of the six games during the Western Conference Finals the Spurs shot 45.8% or greater against the Thunder. Miami poses a different test for OKC as the Thunder finally faces a team with players in their prime unlike their three prior opponents in Dallas, LA Lakers and Spurs whose stars are all declining.

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