Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 11/12/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Sunday, November 12, 2023
Location: Frost Bank Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest-San Antonio
The San Antonio Spurs (3-5) welcome the Miami Heat (4-4) at Frost Bank Center on Sunday.
The Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the Grizzlies and went home with a win by a final score of 108-102 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Heat ended up with 24 while the Grizzlies totaled 27 personal fouls. They also converted 11 of 37 tries from downtown. Memphis walked away from this one shooting 75.0% at the free throw line by making 21 of their 28 shots. Furthermore, Memphis pulled down 38 rebounds (13 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 8 rejections. Memphis distributed 20 assists and had 10 steals in the game. Regarding the defense, Miami allowed their opponent to shoot 38.9% from the floor on 35 out of 90 shooting. They also recorded 22 dimes for the contest while forcing 13 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In relation to rebounding, they compiled a total of 44 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Heat buried 27 of their 32 attempts for a percentage of 84.4%. Miami walked away from the contest having earned a 45.5% FG percentage (35 out of 77) and converted 11 of their 28 shots from beyond the arc.
Bam Adebayo is a player who was a major factor in the game. He notched 30 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 minutes played and also totaled 11 rebounds. Adebayo shot 53.3% from the field and totaled 1 assist.
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Miami will enter this contest with a record of 4-4 so far this year. They are turning it over 15.6 times per game and as a group are committing 17.8 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Miami is pulling down 43.3 boards per game and has accounted for 206 dimes for the season, which is 11th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Heat are hitting 38.1% on 3-point shots (98 of 257) and 82.2% from the free throw line. They have an average of 107.5 points per outing (28th in the league) while hitting 45.5% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Heat are able to force 16.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.3 personal fouls. They relinquish 36.8% on 3-point attempts and they are 11th in the league in PPG from their opponents (110.1). The Heat defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 48.4% (336 of 694) and they concede 44.3 boards per contest as a group. They are 15th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 210 conceded on the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Spurs took a loss by a final score of 126-105 when they faced the Knicks. Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, San Antonio permitted New York to grab 47 overall (13 on the offensive glass). They shot 45.2% from distance by going 19 of 42 and finished the contest at 15 out of 22 at the free throw line (68.2%). The Spurs allowed the Knicks to make 46 of their 100 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.0% in this matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Spurs finished shooting 44 out of 90 from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.9%. In regard to shooting from distance, San Antonio converted 9 out of their 34 tries (26.5%). They were able to convert 8 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 61.5%. The Knicks committed 14 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Spurs to the free throw line for 13 shots. They also turned it over 13 times, while getting 2 steals in this contest. The Spurs corralled 35 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 for this game.
Jeremy Sochan ended up having an impact for the Spurs in this game. He knocked down 7 out of 12 in the game for a rate of 58.3%, and accumulated 6 rebounds. Sochan scored 16 points in his 29 mins on the hardwood and earned 5 assists for the matchup.
San Antonio has a win-loss mark of 3-5 this season. The Spurs are committing 19.9 fouls every game and they hit 75.5% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 29.4 times per game (3rd in the NBA) and they are turning it over 15.4 times per game. San Antonio has accumulated 907 pts on the campaign (113.4 per contest) and they collect 41.4 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Spurs are shooting 47.5% from the floor, which ranks 12th in the NBA.
The San Antonio defense allows 40.9% on three-point shots (131 of 320) and opponents are knocking down 70.5% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 28.4 dimes and 44.9 total boards per game, which is ranked 27th and 19th in basketball. The Spurs on the defensive side of the court are 29th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 125.9. They are forcing 14.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 50.5% from the field (29th in the NBA).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Miami
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