Tuesday, February 9, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 195.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 43-8 and a road record of 15-8. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 13.4 as they are averaging 104.9 points per game while giving up 91.5 per contest. San Antonio is 8-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 25-4. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Heat have an overall record of 29-23 and a home record of 16-10. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 95.9 points per game and surrendering 95.9, good for a point differential of 0. Miami has a division record of 6-4 and a conference record of 16-15. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 16.7 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.7 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Chris Bosh averages 19.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
San Antonio averages 104.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 51.1 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.5 per game. The Spurs allow 91.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Miami averages 95.9 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 12th with 14.2 per game. The Heat allow 95.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Heat force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Spurs average 102.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 110.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 10.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 14.3 per contest. The Spurs have an offensive rating of 111.3 and a defensive rating of 97.1. In terms of pace they average 94.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 23% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Heat score 98.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 94.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.2 points per game. The Heat rating on offense is 103.1 and they have a defensive rating of 103. They get 92.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 24% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 32-18-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 24-26-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 26-25-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 17-35-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
02/08/16 C Matt Bonner Calf doubtful Tuesday vs. Miami
02/04/16 G Manu Ginobili Groin expected to miss 4-6 weeks
02/04/16 F Tim Duncan Knee out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
01/19/16 F Chris Andersen Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio
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