2014 NBA Finals Betting Odds + Prediction

Lebron James and Miami’s “Big 3”, which includes Dwayne Wade and former Toronto Raptor superstar Chris Bosh, will be taking on the San Antonio Spurs for the 2014 NBA championship. This will be a rematch of last year’s finals, so both of these teams will be well acquainted with each other. Get the betting odds and prediction for what should be a great NBA final in 2o14 between the Heat and Spurs.

The San Antonio Spurs are currently the favourites at (-135) odds with Miami the (+115) underdog. Odds can be found online at bet365.

  • Miami 4-0 (+1400)
  • Miami 4-1 (+700)
  • Miami 4-2 (+350)
  • Miami 4-3 (+550)
  • San Antonio 4-0 (+1400)
  • San Antonio 4-1 (+500)
  • San Antonio 4-2 (+550)
  • San Antonio 4-3 (+350)

This will be the fourth straight season that the Miami Heat have reached the finals, and this year they did so in dominant fashion while only losing 3 playoff games, all of them on the road. However, the Eastern Conference was extremely weak in 2014, and the teams that Miami faced were not of the same caliber as teams from the West.

San Antonio, on the other hand, had to face some solid basketball teams on their way to the finals. The Spurs first round matchup against the 49-33 Dallas Mavericks was a bigger test than Miami faced in the playoffs, not to mention 54-28 Portland, and 59-23 Oklahoma City.

San Antonio are not hiding the fact they want another shot at Miami after losing last years final, which left a bad taste in their collective mouths after blowing a 10 point 4th quarter lead in the final seconds of Game 6 that would have saw them close out the series. Tim Duncan, who is usually reserved, hinted at how much this team wants to beat Miami.

“It’s unbelievable to regain that focus after that devastating loss that we had last year. But we’re back here. We’re excited about it. We’ve got four more to win. We’ll do it this time.”

“We’re happy it’s the Heat again. We’ve got that bad taste in our mouths still.”

An issue for the Spurs heading into this series is the health of veteran PG Tony Parker. Parker has to leave the last game with an ankle injury.

“I twisted my ankle in Game 4 of the first round against Dallas. I continued to play with the pain and I again twisted the ankle in Game 4 of the conference finals against Oklahoma City. I gritted my teeth; I did not mean to abandon my teammates. But the pain was too strong in the sixth game. I could not really play anymore.

It is now confirmed that Parker’s ankle will not keep him out of Game 1 against Miami in San Antonio. This is important because Miami has looked quite vulnerable on the road, and San Antonio can make a big statement in Game 1, where they are 3.5 point favourites.

Prediction: Bet on the San Antonio Spurs at (-135) odds over the Miami Heat in a hard fought series.