The American Airlines Arena in Miami, Fla., will be the site for Game 3 of the 2014 NBA Finals between the Spurs and Heat. As reported by ESPN on June 10, live streaming information (ESPN3) and ABC TV start time are now available for this pivotal showdown.
With the best-of-seven series tied at two games apiece, the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat understand the importance of tonight’s contest. For the host team, protecting home-court will be crucial in their hopes of a three-peat and the title of “dynasty”.
Meanwhile, the visiting squad knows that going back to San Antonio down 3-1 to the two-time defending champs would make things very difficult. Therefore, the Spurs have to find a way to earn a split down in Miami before putting themselves behind the proverbial eight-ball.
Opening tipoff for Game 3 of the 2014 NBA Finals is scheduled for 9:10 p.m. ET following the conclusion of NBA Countdown (8:30 p.m. ET) on ABC. Live streaming feeds for this game will be available courtesy of ESPN3, and no subscription is required (Watch free live stream online of Game 4 of the 2014 NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat here).
As far as NBA betting odds are concerned, the Miami Heat appear to have regained the respect of NBA oddsmakers everywhere with their performance in Game 2. The champs come into this game as five-point favorites against last year’s runners up, and the OVER/UNDER is set at a combined total of 197 points.
Having that said, LeBron James and company also understand that Tim Duncan and the Spurs will be inspired to take home-court right back in Game 3. As detailed in a USA Today report, Heat shooting guard, Dwyane Wade believes this series is just getting started and will likely go seven games.
“You never put them away,” he said. “I think they always believe and it’s the same with us. You can’t, you won’t, put us away because we’re always going to believe. That’s why this is a perfect, different animal, kind of series. They’re the other team like us. They don’t lose much and when they do they come back and be better in the next game. So we’ve got to come out and do the same thing.”
ATS Betting Action Prior to ABC Scheduled TV Start Time
Spurs spread: 55 percent.
Heat spread: 45 percent.
OVER wagers: 616 units.
UNDER wagers: 400 units.
Trends to Consider Prior to ESPN3 Free Live Stream Online
Spurs are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest.
Spurs are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss.
Spurs are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games.
Heat is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Heat is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games versus a team with a winning road record.
Heat is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight-up win.
NBA Finals 2014: Spurs vs. Heat Game 3 Key Statistics
Favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
UNDER is 13-5 in the last 18 meetings in Miami.
UNDER is 25-11 in the last 36 meetings.