NBA Finals Betting Lines Mavericks vs Heat Free Pick
Tonight we bring you 2010-11 NBA Finals betting lines, from the Bodog online sportsbook, featuring the Dallas Mavericks vs. the Miami Heat along with our Free Pick for Game Two.
NBA Finals Betting Lines Mavericks vs Heat Free Pick: The Mavericks are looking to head back to Dallas with the series tied at a game apiece. Miami knows the importance of getting up 2-0 as the next three contests are in the Lone Star State.
The atmosphere at the AmericanAirlines Arena will be electric tonight as this could be the last NBA game of the season in South Beach. Tip off is scheduled for Thursday, June 2, 2011, at 9:00 PM ET in Miami, Florida.
Mavericks @ Heat – NBA Finals Game Two Preview
Despite shooting just 38.8% from the field (31-80) the Heat were still able to dismantle the Mavericks in Game One as they came away with a 92-84 victory.
Dallas shot slightly worse as they had a 37.3 shooting percentage. Way more alarming though is the discrepancy in offensive rebounds. The Heat crushed the Mavericks on the offensive glass with a 16-6 differential.
Mavericks Captain Dirk Nowitzki tore a tendon in the middle finger of his left hand and, while it’s not his shooting hand, this is huge setback for Dallas.
If Dallas is going to steal a win in Miami, they will need Nowitzki to be better than his Game One 7-18 FGM-A performance. Jason Kidd was 6-15 (FG & 3PT) and Jason Terry was 3-10 from the field. They both need to step up from those Game One efforts as well.
For Miami the game plan is pretty simple. Keep up the defensive pace, continue to crash the offensive boards, and fire away at will.
Though the end result wasn’t pretty, LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh shot a combined 23-53 from the field in Game One. The top three from Dallas had just 40 shots from the field and drained just 16 of them.
NBA Playoff Free Pick – Heat vs. Mavericks Betting Lines
Tonight we feature NBA betting lines from the sportsbook at the Bodog.com online sports betting website.
We originally called for the Heat to win the 2011 NBA Championship in six games. After watching Game One play out, it looks like Miami could sweep Dallas if they really wanted to.
In addition to catching and controlling the ball, Notwiztki will also be hampered when he attempts to finish left handed lay-up shots. Plus, you know Miami will be hacking away every time he touches the ball. This is not a good scenario for the the “Lone Star” Mavericks against the “Royal Trio” from the Heat.
While there is still a chance the Heat will “boot” a couple games, in order to get a Game Six back in South Beach, we don’t see them wanting to head to Dallas with the chance of a three game Mavericks Championship sweep – not that it would happen anyway.
Take the Heat to burn the Mavericks with the -210 Money Line offered at Bodog!