The NBA Finals presents the same scenario as in 2013, when the San Antonio Spurs opened the series as slight favorites.
But seven games later, the Miami Heat held the NBA championship trophy, upset winners in 2013.
This year, the Spurs are favored again, both in the series and in Game 1 which creates some interesting angles and considerations for fans with bets on the NBA Finals.
The Heat have lost six straight games as road underdogs and are just 1-5 ATS in that time. Contrast that with San Antonio’s 7-0 SU and ATS streak when favored at home and you have a potential wager at -4.
But looking ahead to a series price bet, what is the most likely outcome? According to Topbet and some other shops, it’s the Spurs in seven games. That is currently a +290 wager.
The Heat winning in six games is next at +400, while the Spurs in six games is priced at +450.
A Miami sweep would pay out a whopping +1400 while a Spurs sweep is good for +1200.
2014 NBA Final Series Exact Result Prices:
Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs
Miami Heat in 4 +1400
Miami Heat in 5 +700
Miami Heat in 6 +400
Miami Heat in 7 +600
San Antonio Spurs 4 +1200
San Antonio Spurs 5 +550
San Antonio Spurs 6 +450
San Antonio Spurs 7 +290