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NBA Finals, Game 5: Mavericks Vs. Heat Odds

The last three games of the 2011 NBA Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat have come down to the last possession. In Game 2, Dirk Nowitzki put the Mavericks up by two points in the waning seconds before Dwayne Wade missed a desperation three. In Game 3, Dirk Nowitzki missed a potential game-tying field goal as time expired. In Game 4, Mike Miller threw up an airball that would have tied the game had it miraculously gone in. 

So, what is Las Vegas expecting out of Game 5? Naturally, more of the same.

The odds on Game 5 state that the game is a toss up, with 5Dimes favoring the Mavericks by one point and OddsMaker favoring the Heat by one point. BoDog gives the Heat a one and a half point advantage as well while SBCGlobal and SportsBook have them even. 

The over/under is set at either 184.5 or 185 as well, meaning that Vegas is predicting another relatively low-scoring affair tonight in Game 5.

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