Lock of the Century: NBA Finals Game 5 Edition
Miami Heat +1 @ Dallas Mavericks -1
I’ll be the first to admit that my NBA Finals Locks of the Century haven’t been the greatest. Costa Rica is kicking my ass in this battle. Taking Miami in every game has burned me. Miami is really underachieving, Lebron in particular. All of these losses are making me feel like the Gambling Gods are trying to punish me by picking and therefore, rooting(kind of) for the Heat. Well jokes on you Gambling Gods. I’d gladly lose money everyday if it meant that the Heat would be denied a Championship. So, having said that…give me the Heat. Lebron is not going to be held to 8 points again. He has been out-scored by the Boston Bruins 12-8 in the last three days. No way that trend continues. Even with Lebron struggling, the Heat have still been in every game. I think Lebron takes over today and has a huge game. Proving that he is more fueled by what other people say about him than by winning championships. He really needs extra motivation? Jordan would have dominated the Mavs in an empty gym in Siberia because all he cared about was winning. Lebron takes games off in the middle of the NBA Finals. Thats the only argument I need.
Over/Under Total Points 184
Every game has been in the 80s and I don’t anticipate that changing now. The games have been slow, not a ton of possessions and both teams have been bringing in on the defensive end of the court. 88-84 Heat win tonight. Taking the Heat on the moneyline at -105, Heat against the spread, and the under…which of course means the Mavs probably win a shootout, and I wouldn’t mind a bit.
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