Game 3 of the best-of-seven series between San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat in the NBA Championship Finals comes from San Antonio in the early hours of Wednesday morning and it is sure to be another scintillating night of top-quality basketball.
It is all to play for right now with the series locked at 1-1, but Heat put in a superb performance last time out as they won 103-84, so have all the confidence coming into this one.
It was the kind of display that we have come to expect from Miami as they played at a high tempo and LeBron James was the key man for the majority of the encounter.
James showed just how could he can be defensively, as well as offensively last time out with a stunning block that stopped San Antonio from scoring and straight after that, he was up the other end making an assist, before slam-dunking home for two points just a few second later.
If Heat can put in a similar performance here, they are sure to come out and top, but the bookmakers have them as the underdogs here as they are away from home.
In truth, Miami Heat look to be a very good bet right now as they are at 6/5 with William Hill to take a 2-1 lead.
As for San Antonio Spurs, they will be looking to get a fast start here to keep the electric atmosphere inside the arena and they have shown that when at their best, they are a match for Miami.
Spurs now have three matches on home soil and that could be vital. If they can take this one, they would be in excellent shape and could even wrap the series up on their own turf.
Game 3 will be all that they are thinking about right now though and the bookies think they’ll win this one as Ladbrokes have odds of 10/13 on a home victory.
The half-time/full-time market is going to popular with those betting on this clash and Spurs leading at both of these stages has odds of 7/5 with Paddy Power right now.
Then, Heat doing the same thing can be backed at 23/10 and once again, this could be some excellent value on your bets.
However, we think that Spurs might get that electric start they were after, but fancy Heat to bounce back and take the match.
You can back the hosts leading at half-time, but the visitors taking the spoils at 11/2 with Boylesports.
Bring on the action in this eagerly anticipated NBA Final encounter.