Free Nba Expert Pick - June 12, 2012
An abbreviated regular season has delivered the Heat vs. the Thunder as the pair doing battle in this season's NBA Finals.
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These teams have a lot of star power, with potentially as many as five future Hall of Famers taking the court tonight. Sometimes that leads many down the path of a high-scoring game, but one thing that has improved with this Oklahoma City team is the defense, and it has been a surprise staple of this Miami team in the last two years with their trio of stars. While the Thunder have topped the century mark five straight times, the Miami defense is allowing just 88.1 points per game in the playoffs - a full 4 points better than their regular season mark, all against the NBA's best. The Heat comes equipped to play defense as a road dog, now 8-2 to the UNDER in their last 10, and 10-3 to the UNDER vs. teams over .600 in their last 13. The Thunder have not been as proficient on the offense vs. teams from the East where defense is the rule, and they are 19-7 in their last 26 to the UNDER vs. Eastern foes. Play this one UNDER the total.
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