San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 10/25/2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 3 point favorites.
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The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 3-0. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 98.3 points per contest while giving up 91.0 per game. The Heat have an overall mark of 2-1. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 108.3 points per contest and giving up 105.7, which is a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 2-1-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 1-2-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 0-2-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/22/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
10/17/17 PG Tony Parker Quad is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
10/24/17 G Dion Waiters Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs. San Antonio
10/24/17 PG Goran Dragic Thigh is probable Wednesday vs. San Antonio
10/24/17 C Hassan Whiteside Knee is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs. San Antonio
10/14/17 G Rodney McGruder Tibia out indefinitely
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 24.3 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Danny Green comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%.
Goran Dragic averages 19.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Dion Waiters averages 14.7 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 1.1 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 33%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 91 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they give up 19.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league. San Antonio averages 98.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.33 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 26% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 14 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat surrender 105.7 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 18 assists allowed per contest, and 21st with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season. Miami is 11th in the league with 108.3 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.67. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 43.3 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 24. The Heat are 19th in turnovers per game with 15.3.
The Spurs are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 94.6, and their offensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 29th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 20% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. San Antonio is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Miami is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 18th in the league. The Heat are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 6th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -3
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