Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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The Miami Heat travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 11 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 197.5.
The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 40-29 and a road record of 17-16. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 99.3 points per game while giving up 97.9 per contest. Miami is 8-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 25-19. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Spurs have an overall record of 59-11 and a home record of 35-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 92.3, good for a point differential of 12. San Antonio has a division record of 10-2 and a conference record of 37-5. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Goran Dragic averages 13.7 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 20.8 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Miami averages 99.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.2 per game. The Heat allow 97.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
San Antonio averages 104.3 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 25 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 4th with 13.2 per game. The Spurs allow 92.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 47.4 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Heat average 96.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 117.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.7 per contest. The Heat have an offensive rating of 105.3 and a defensive rating of 103.9. In terms of pace they average 93.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Spurs score 105.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 97.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.1 points per game. The Spurs rating on offense is 110.6 and they have a defensive rating of 97.9. They get 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 36-32-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 29-40-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 40-29-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 30-39-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
03/21/16 G Goran Dragic Back probable Tuesday vs. New Orleans
02/17/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio
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