San Antonio Spurs vs Miami Heat Prediction, 2/26/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Miami Heat
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
FTX Arena is where the Miami Heat (38-21) will take on the San Antonio Spurs (23-36) on Saturday.
The Spurs stepped onto the hardwood against the Thunder and earned the victory with a final of 114-106 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Spurs ended up with 15 while the Thunder accumulated 8 fouls. They converted 11 out of their 32 attempts from beyond the arc. Oklahoma City finished shooting 68.4% from the charity stripe by burying 13 of 19 attempts. In addition, Oklahoma City grabbed 35 rebounds (15 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 7 rejections. Oklahoma City doled out 50 assists and had 25 steals in the matchup. Pertaining to defense, San Antonio let their opponent shoot 39.0% from the floor on 41 of 105 shooting. They also recorded 29 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 6 turnovers and getting 3 steals. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they earned 57 with 14 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Spurs converted 18 of their 22 tries for a rate of 81.8%. San Antonio ended the contest with a 43.9% FG percentage (43 out of 98) and buried 10 out of their 34 three-point shots.
Jakob Poeltl is one guy who was a factor for this contest. He ended up finishing with 20 points on 10 out of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32 minutes and pulled down 17 boards. Poeltl finished 71.4% from the floor and also earned 5 dimes.
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San Antonio will enter this matchup with a record of 23-36 on the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.5 times per contest and as a team they are committing 17.8 fouls per contest. As a team, San Antonio is snagging 45.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,653 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 1st in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Spurs are hitting 35.4% on shots from beyond the arc (657 of 1,855) and 74.3% from the free throw line. They average 111.8 points per outing (9th in the league) while connecting on 46.6% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Spurs are able to force 13.9 turnovers every game and they draw 18.2 fouls. They currently rank 11th in basketball in allowing assists with 1,408 relinquished this season. The Spurs defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 46.4% (2,504 of 5,398) and they concede 47.0 boards per game as a group. They are conceding 35.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 20th in the league in points per game from their opponents (111.7).
The last time they took the court, the Heat got the victory with a final of 111-107 against the Hornets. With respect to rebounding, Miami allowed Charlotte to grab 41 in total (17 on the offensive side). They finished 23.8% from three-point range by connecting on 10 out of 42 and walked away from this one shooting 21 of 30 from the free throw line (70.0%). The Heat permitted the Hornets to knock down 38 out of their 95 tries from the floor which had them shooting 40.0% in this game. In all, the Heat shot 41 for 102 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.2%. In terms of shots from beyond the perimeter, Miami made 14 out of their 48 attempts (29.2%). They were able to make 15 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 65.2%. The Hornets were called for 18 fouls in this contest which got the Heat to the free throw line for 23 attempts. They coughed it up 14 times, while getting 4 steals for the matchup. The Heat recorded 41 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 56 for this contest.
Kyle Lowry ended up being a major contributor for the Heat in this contest. He buried 9 of 16 for this game giving him a rate of 56.3%, and had 9 rebounds. Lowry tallied 25 points in his 46 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 5 assists for this contest.
Miami has a win-loss record of 38-21 this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Heat are connecting on 46.0% from the field, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Miami has earned 6,426 pts on the campaign (108.9 per game) and they pull in 44.8 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 25.8 times per contest (6th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 14.9 times per game. The Heat have committed 20.6 fouls every game and they connect on 81.2% from the charity stripe.
The Heat are ranked 5th in basketball in PPG given up with 104.4. They are able to force 15.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.2% from the field (5th in the NBA). The Miami defense surrenders 34.3% on shots from beyond the arc (784 of 2,284) and opponents are converting on 76.9% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 23.2 assists and 41.7 total rebounds per game, which ranks 8th and 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Antonio
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