San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 11/7/2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 1.5 point favorites.
The Spurs have a record of 6-3. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.0 as they average 113.4 points per game while giving up 111.4 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 4-5 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 113.3 points per game and surrender 112.6, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 5-4-0 against the spread this season
The San Antonio Spurs are 6-3-0 against the over/under this year
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 4-5-0 against the spread this season
The Miami Heat are 7-2-0 against the over/under this year
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/04/18 SF Rudy Gay Heel is questionable Wednesday vs Miami
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
11/06/18 C Hassan Whiteside Knee is questionable Wednesday vs San Antonio
11/06/18 F James Johnson Hernia is questionable Wednesday vs San Antonio
10/11/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out indefinitely
DeMar DeRozan averages 27.3 points per contest in 36.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.7 assists per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%. LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this game averaging 20.0 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per night. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Josh Richardson averages 21.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 91%. Goran Dragic scores 18.1 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 5.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 111.4 points per contest which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they allow 24.1 assists per game which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA. San Antonio averages 113.4 points per contest, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 45.3 boards per contest and 24.9 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 11.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat give up 112.6 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.4 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 44.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest. Miami is 11th in the NBA with 113.3 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 48.9 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 22.6. The Heat are 6th in turnovers per contest with 15.3.
The Spurs are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.6, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. San Antonio is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Miami is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Heat are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take San Antonio +1.5 and over 214.5 total points
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