Spurs at Heat - 3/31/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (47-26) at Miami Heat (34-39)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, TNT
The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat meet Tuesday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 102.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and are allowing 97.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 16.1 points and 7.4 rebounds while Tony Parker is averaging 14.9 points and 4.9 assists. Tim Duncan is grabbing 9.2 rebounds and Manu Ginobili is dishing 4.3 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 50.2 percent from the field in their last five games and have won 20 of their last 24 games when topping 100 points. The Spurs have a shot to earn home court in the first round of the playoffs. While the Spurs are clicking, seven of their last eight losses have come on the road.
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The Miami Heat look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. On the season, the Heat are averaging 94.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 96.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 21.8 points and 5.1 assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 16 points and 5.4 assists. Mario Chalmers is dishing four assists and Michael Beasley is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting just 42.8 percent from the field in their last five games but have won eight straight when topping 100 points. The Heat can get one game closer to clinching a playoff spot with a victory here. The Heat have won eight of their last nine home games. Chris Andersen, Shabazz Napier and Luol Deng are questionable with injuries.
The Spurs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Heat are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 vs. NBA Southwest. The Spurs are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Heat continue to play their best ball on their home court and are getting vintage Wade the last couple of weeks or so.. Also, Hassan Whiteside has been cleared to play in this game after a hand injury. Give me the home team and the points.