Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 4/21/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+1.5)
AT&T Center is the site where and the San Antonio Spurs (28-28) will play the Miami Heat (30-28) on Wednesday. San Antonio opens this matchup as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 218.
The Miami Heat faced the Houston Rockets and took home the win by a score of 113-91 in their last contest. Miami ended the contest with a 48.4% FG percentage (45 out of 93) and made 19 of 48 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Heat made 4 of their 7 tries for a percentage of 57.1%. With regard to rebounding, they compiled a total of 52 with 11 of them being offensive. They also recorded 31 dimes in the game while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Regarding the defense, Miami allowed 38.8% from the field on 33 of 85 shooting. Houston doled out 20 assists and had 8 steals for the contest. Moreover, Houston pulled down 41 boards (6 offensive, 35 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. Houston ended up shooting 94.1% when shooting free throws by converting 16 of their 17 shots. They made 9 of 38 attempts from distance.
Kendrick Nunn is a guy who was a major contributor in the game. He ended up scoring 30 points on 12 out of 20 shooting. He played for 38:34 mins played and also pulled down 7 rebounds. Nunn shot 60.0% from the field and recorded 8 dimes. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Heat was Duncan Robinson. He totaled 5 rebounds in 28:35 minutes on the basketball court. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor for this contest by going 7-of-14 (19 points). At the conclusion of this game, Robinson collected 4 assists.
Miami enters this contest with a record of 30-28 for the season. The Heat are hitting 34.9% on shots from beyond the arc (736 of 2,110) and 78.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 106.5 points per outing (26th in the league) while shooting 46.1% from the field. They turn it over 14.6 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.0 fouls per game. As a team, Miami is grabbing 42.0 rebounds per game and has earned 1,522 dimes so far this season, which ranks 7th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. When they are on the defensive end, the Heat have forced 15.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.8 personal fouls. The Heat defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.0% (887 of 1,146) and they relinquish 43.8 boards per contest as a unit. They currently rank 24th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,477 conceded so far this season. They concede 36.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 3rd in the NBA in points per game allowed (107.4).
The last time they took the court, the San Antonio Spurs walked away with a victory by a final of 109-94 when they faced the Indiana Pacers. The Spurs pulled down 48 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 57 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 4 steals for this game. The Pacers had 27 fouls for this game which took the Spurs to the free throw line for a total of 35 shots. They were able to make 29 of the free throws for a percentage of 82.9%. In terms of 3-pointers, San Antonio converted 8 out of 28 attempts (28.6%). Overall, the Spurs walked away from this one shooting 36 out of 84 from the field which gave them a rate of 42.9%. The Spurs allowed the Pacers to convert 34 of their 104 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 32.7% for the matchup. They went 23.5% from three-point range by going 8 of 34 and walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 27 from the free throw line (66.7%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, San Antonio allowed Indiana to collect 54 in all (14 offensive).
Derrick White ended up having an impact for the Spurs in the matchup. He buried 8 out of 17 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 47.1%, and totaled 3 rebounds. White racked up 25 points in his 33:39 minutes on the court and totaled 4 assists in this contest. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for San Antonio was DeMar DeRozan. He ended up finishing with 6 dimes in his 31:50 mins on the hardwood, and he put in 5 of 13 from the floor. DeRozan wrapped this one up going 38.5% from the field while also collecting 18 points and 8 rebounds.
San Antonio has a mark of 28-28 so far this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Spurs are shooting 46.1% from the field, which is ranked 19th in the NBA. San Antonio has accumulated 6,195 points on the campaign (110.6 per contest) and they pull in 44.2 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 24.6 times per game (15th in the league) and they are turning it over 11.5 times per game. The Spurs are responsible for committing 17.9 fouls every game and they connect on 78.4% from the charity stripe. The Spurs on the defensive end are ranked 12th in the league in points per game surrendered with 111.1. The San Antonio defense surrenders 37.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (690 of 1,847) and their opponents are converting on 75.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 24.4 assists and 47.5 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 12th and 28th in basketball. They are able to force 13.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.5% from the floor (15th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (+1.5)
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