Heat vs Thunder Odds Game 5 : This Thursday the Miami Heat and LeBron James will try to silence the critics once and for all when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder in game 5 of the NBA Finals at 9 PM ET. The Heat have beat Thunder in the paint the last three games since Chris Bosh has returned to the lineup and head into game 5 up 3-1 after a 104-98 cover in game 4 as -3.5 point “chalk.” LeBron James’s stellar play has been the Heat’s calling for success in the 2012 NBA Finals. Russell Westbrook came blazing back in game 4 with a 41 point performance but the Thunder was out muscled by the Heat’s aggressive play. Below is a closer look at Game 5 from the Miami Arena with an in-depth 2012 NBA Finals picks play from our staff.
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2012 NBA Finals Picks Analysis: The Heat have covered the spread in 77% of their last 13 home games and appear to have the Thunder’s number as they head into game 5. The smallish Miami front has outrebounded the Thunder in the paint and even a career game from Russell Westbrook couldn’t help the Thunder keep up with Miami. Oklahoma City is showing their inexperience at all levels and for all of the flack James and Miami has heard about “choking” they have looked very poised in this year’s Finals.
The Heat have the Thunder on the ropes and Dwayne Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh have the killer instinct now to finish the job. LeBron James has wanted this his whole career and would rather finish things sooner than later and the rest of the team probably feels the same way with the immense media pressure. The Heat vs Thunder Odds Game 5 Total is at 193.5 points.
2012 NBA Finals Picks Play: Miami -3 at BOVADA CASINO