Dallas Mavericks vs.

Miami Heat Game 6 Preview NBA Point Spread: Heat -6 O/U 187 By: Barrett Kazmerzack of Coopers Pick CALL NOW 1-888-730-COOP Once again in this series Game 5 was a tale of the 2 superstars in the 4th quarter with Dirk Nowitzki stepping up in the final period while LeBron James did not. In the final period of Game 5 Nowitzki had 8 points and was 6/6 from the free throw line and while James had a triple double in the game he only had 2 points in the 4th quarter not taking one free throw. Miami shot 52.9% from the floor in Game 5, but their defense was not what it usually is allowing the Mavs to shoot 56.5%. Get Coopers NBA Picks and free picks now if you like making money. For the 2nd game in a row Nowitzki got help on offense with 4 other players scoring in double figures and the Game 5 loss marked the first time in the postseason where Miami has lost 2 straight. Game 5 was won by the Mavs 112-103 and Dallas covered the spread and the posted total went Over for the first time in the series. This season the Mavs are 58-40-4 ATS and the Heat are 52-48-2 ATS. The Heat must play better at crunch time, as in Game 5 the Mavs out-scored them 17-4 in the final 4:23 of the game. Jason Terry came up HUGE in Game 5 scoring 21 points on 8/12 shooting and he buried 3 of his 5 3-pointers. James and Dwyane Wade combined for 40 points in Game 5, but they struggled with their long shots again and they have to get to the bucket for easier shots in Game 6. Wade and James shot a combined 16.7% (2 of 12) from 15+ feet in Game 5, which their lowest combined total this postseason. The Heat are back at home for Game 6 and James has to step up, especially in the 4th quarter. In this series King James is only averaging 2.2 ppg in the 4th quarter. On the other side of the coin Nowitzki has scored at least 8 points in every finals¶ game in the 4th quarter. Also, in Game 5 James only took 2 free throws while Nowitzki took 10. Miami also has to play better perimeter defense, as in Game 5 the Mavs shot a scorching 3-pt FG% of 68.4% (13/19). Shawn Marion was the only Dallas starter that did not shoot at least 50% from the floor and if Miami allows that to happen there will not be a Game 7.

Betting Trends Dallas is 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 road games, 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 games following a S.U. win, and has an Under record of 4-1-1 in their last 6 games. Miami is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss, and has an Over record of 6-1-1 in their last 8 home games. There is an Over record of 3-1-1 in the last 5 games between these 2 teams in Miami.

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