Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 12/6/2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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The Miami Heat travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Heat head into this matchup with a mark of 11-12. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.7 as they are averaging 100.0 points per contest while giving up 103.7 per game. The Spurs have an overall record of 16-8. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.6 points per game and surrendering 97.0, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 8-13-2 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 8-13-2 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 12-11-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 9-15-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
11/30/17 C Hassan Whiteside Knee is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/04/17 G Kyle Anderson Knee is out indefinitely
10/22/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Dion Waiters comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Goran Dragic averages 17.6 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Rudy Gay averages 12 points per game while playing 22.4 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 22.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 100 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.65 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 42 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 16.2 per game. The Heat allow 103.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 26th in the league with 100.6 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.63. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 44.8 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 23. The Spurs are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Spurs surrender 97 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.5 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 41.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Heat are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.9, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Miami is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
San Antonio is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 25th in the league. The Spurs are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami +5.5
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