San Antonio Spurs vs Miami Heat betting tips and predictions for Thursday’s NBA game. Miami looks to end a 3-game losing streak as they travel to Texas to take on the San Antonio Spurs. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
San Antonio Spurs
With just 5 wins over their last 20 games and 3 losses in their last 5, the Spurs find themselves just 12th in the Western Conference standings and 2 games out of the 10th spot and the final play-in tournament position. Their most recent loss came at home against the Golden State Warriors and although losing to them might not sound all that bad, the fact that the Warriors were missing 4 starters highlights just how poor the Spurs have played recently. Dejounte Murray did all he could with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists, but outside of him it was only one other player who scored 21 points while the rest of the team struggled, particularly on defense. San Antonio does have a 9-3 SU record in their last 12 vs Miami at home, but they’ve covered the spread only once in their last 5 games vs Eastern Conference opponents.
It’s not often that we have one of the toughest teams in the Eastern Conference losing 3 games in a row, but that’s exactly where the Miami Heat found themselves right now. Two of those 3 defeats were against the Toronto Raptors and if the Heat want to end this poor run they’ll have to do so on the road as their next 4 games are away from home. Bam Adebayo led the scoring with 32 points and 11 rebounds on Tuesday, which is an encouraging sign as we head into tonight’s game in San Antonio. Jimmy Butler is also back and should be at 100% for this one after a minor toe injury caused him to sit out the game at Boston the other day. The Heat have a 1-4 ATS record over their last 5 games, but an encouraging sign for tonight’s game will be their run of 5 wins in the last 6 meetings with the Spurs.
It’s time for the Heat to snap out of it and get a quality road win here. They are a perfect 5-0 SU in their last 5 games vs Western Conference opponents, plus as favorites they’ve won 21 of their 34 games this season. Heat to cover.
Miami -3.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
San Antonio Spurs vs Miami Heat Predictions & Odds
When it comes to scoring, I think there is no question in which direction this game will go. The Heat have gone over the total in 19 of their 28 road games this season, including 8 of their last 9. The Spurs have done so 17 times in their 27 home games. Neither team has played much defense in their recent outings, Miami is allowing 118.7 points per game over their last 3 games, while the Spurs are even worse at 120.3 per game. San Antonio is one of the fastest teams in the league this season with an average of 101.2 possessions per game, that ranks 7th in the NBA as of today. When it comes to offensive rating the Heat rank 6th in the NBA averaging 110.2 points per 100 possessions. San Antonio isn’t far behind in 13th with 108.3 points. I think the Spurs will try to push the tempo in this one and outscore the Heat on their home court. Miami has all the firepower necessary to counter that, so we could be in for one of those high 230 point games. Back the over.
Over 219.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365