NBA Odds have the Heat as a 4.5-point favorite and the over/under total at 5.5.
Head-to-head, Dallas has dominated the Heat, going 10-0 SU and 5-4-1 ATS in the past 10 meetings. All four of the past 10 have gone over the total.
The Mavericks swept the season series, winning 98-96 on Dec. 20 and covering the spread as a 6.5-point road underdog. The score went over the total of 193.5. The Mavs won 106-95 in their first meeting Nov. 27, cashing as a 2-point home favorite.
The Mavericks took out the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games in the Western Conference Final. The Heat beat the No. 1 seed Chicago Bulls in the East Final, also in five games, winning four straight after losing the opener.
Dallas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games overall, 16-2-1 ATS in its last 19 games overall, and 5-0 SU in its last five games on the road. Miami is 6-1 SU in its last seven games overall, and 5-0 SU in its last five games at home.
Dallas (57-25 SU, 43-37-2 ATS) is the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference, and Miami (58-24 SU, 39-42-1 ATS) is the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.
The first two games of the best-of-seven series are in Miami, with the next three in Dallas.