NBA Betting Trends: San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat

Tonight’s most exciting matchup pits the  number one seeds from both conferences as the San Antonio Spurs (9-4) travel to South Beach to take on the Heat (8-4). Miami opened as a 6-point favorite at the market-setting Cris sportsbook, according to Sports Insights’ NBA Betting Trends, is currently receiving 59% of spread wagers. With the Heat receiving a majority of spread bets, the line has moved half a point to 6.5.

Injuries will be a factor in this game as both teams will be without their all-star guards. Manu Ginobili will be out at least another month with a broken left hand while Dwayne Wade could miss an extended period of time with a sprained right ankle. Another situation to monitor is the health of LeBron James. The two-time MVP is battling a cold, but is listed as probable for tonight’s game. Obviously any change in his status would greatly impact the line, so make sure to check out our Injury Reports for up to the minute status updates.

A majority of the market has this game available at 6.5, but numerous books including Canbet, Carib and Legendz are offering -7. This once again illuminates the importance of shopping for the best line.

The following table shows the breakdown of spread betting percentages from our six contributing sportsbooks:


Team

# Bets

Sportsbook

BetUS

Carib

WagerWeb

5Dimes

SIA
Spurs 4639 37% 39% 32% 32% 44% 51%
Heat 63% 61% 68% 68% 56% 49%

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