Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 2/3/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The San Antonio Spurs (19-33) will try to defeat the Miami Heat (32-20) at AT&T Center on Thursday.
The Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the Raptors and went home with a loss by a final score of 110-106 in their last game. With respect to personal fouls, the Heat ended up walking away with 25 while the Raptors totaled 15 personal fouls. They also made 12 of their 26 tries from beyond the perimeter. Toronto ended up shooting 69.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 20 of 29 tries. Furthermore, Toronto snagged 28 rebounds (15 offensive, 13 defensive) and got 1 block. Toronto doled out 43 assists and had 20 steals for the game. In reference to defense, Miami allowed 48.1% from the floor on 39 out of 81 shooting. They also recorded 26 dimes for the contest while forcing 3 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 38 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Heat converted 22 of their 25 tries for a percentage of 88.0%. Miami wrapped up the contest having earned a 48.7% FG percentage (38 of 78) and knocked down 8 out of their 30 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Bam Adebayo is a player who was a major factor for the matchup. Adebayo walked away from this one shooting 76.5% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes played and snagged 11 rebounds. He was able to score 32 points on 13 of 17 shooting.
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Miami comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 32-20 this year. They currently have an average of 108.7 points per game (16th in the league) while going 45.9% from the floor. The Heat are hitting 37.5% on shots from beyond the arc (707 of 1,885) and 81.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Miami is pulling down 44.6 boards per game and has accumulated 1,342 dimes for the campaign, which is 5th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.9 times per contest and as a group they commit 20.5 fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Heat are able to force 15.3 turnovers per game while drawing 20.0 personal fouls. They give up 35.0% on shots from distance and they are 6th in basketball in PPG allowed (105.0). The Heat defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 44.5% (1,935 of 4,346) and they relinquish 41.5 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 12th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,210 surrendered on the campaign.
In their last game, the Spurs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 124-120 when they faced the Warriors. The Spurs were able to pull down 29 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 34 in the matchup. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 7 steals for the game. The Warriors committed 14 personal fouls in the game which took the Spurs to the charity stripe for 17 attempts. They were able to convert 12 of those for a rate of 70.6%. In relation to three-point shots, San Antonio made 16 of 33 attempts (48.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Spurs went 46 out of 83 from the field which gave them a percentage of 55.4%. The Spurs allowed the Warriors to bury 43 of their 96 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 44.8% in this matchup. They finished 43.5% from distance via 20 of 46 and ended up shooting 18 out of 18 at the free throw line (100.0%). In relation to team rebounding, San Antonio permitted Golden State to get 31 in total (15 on the offensive side).
Dejounte Murray was important for the Spurs in the matchup. He made 12 out of 21 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and earned 9 rebounds. Murray accumulated 27 points in his 38 minutes on the court and tallied 9 assists in the matchup.
San Antonio has a mark of 19-33 for the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Spurs are connecting on 46.5% from the floor, which is 9th in basketball. San Antonio has accumulated 5,795 pts for the year (111.4 per contest) and they average 45.7 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 28.0 times per game (1st in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 12.6 times per game. The Spurs are responsible for committing 17.7 fouls per contest and they connect on 73.8% from the charity stripe.
The San Antonio defense surrenders 35.2% on shots from 3-point land (609 of 1,728) and their opponents are converting on 75.7% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 24.0 assists and 47.0 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 13th and 26th in the league. The Spurs on the defensive end are ranked 25th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 111.6. They have forced 13.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.4% from the floor (20th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Antonio
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