Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs NBA Point Spread Picks 3/20/2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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The Miami Heat travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 6.5 point favorites.
The Heat have a record of 34-36. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 0.2 as they average 105.9 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 42-29 this season. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They average 111.9 points per game and surrender 110.3, good for a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 37-32-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 36-33-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 40-30-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 39-32-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
03/18/19 SF Justise Winslow Thigh is questionable Wednesday vs San Antonio
03/18/19 G Rodney McGruder Knee is questionable Wednesday vs San Antonio
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
Josh Richardson averages 16.8 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Justise Winslow comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 63%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 21.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 83%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 21.2 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.0 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. Miami averages 105.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 7th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 110.3 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.9 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 44.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game. San Antonio is 17th in the league with 111.9 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.6. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Heat are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Miami is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league.
San Antonio is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league. The Spurs are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -6.5
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