San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat - 11/14/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (2-6) at San Antonio Spurs (7-3)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 14, 2016 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -12 -- Over/Under: 191 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat invade the AT&T Center to battle the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.
The Heat will be eager to snap a four-game skid after falling to the Jazz in a 102-91 home loss on Saturday night. Hassan Whiteside finished with a double-double of 15 points and 14 rebounds, James Johnson added 15 points while Rodney McGruder chipped in with 14 points but the Heat just didn't couldn't find a bucket in a 24-12 third quarter dominated by the Jazz and it cost them the game. The Heat missed their first 10 shots to start the second half and actually had just 59 points after three quarters before some hot shooting in the fourth quarter kept the final score respectable. With the loss, Miami drops to 2-6 on the season and 1-4 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Spurs will be aiming for a third straight win tonight after taking down the Rockets in a 106-100 road win on Saturday night. Kawhi Leonard led the team with 20 points, Tony Parker and LaMarcus Aldridge chipped in with 16 points each while Pau Gasol added 15 points with six assists as the Spurs endured a triple-double from James Harden to improve to 7-3 overall and a perfect 5-0 at home this season. As a team, the Spurs shot a healthy 53.9 percent from the field while holding the Rockets to just 38.2 percent shooting from the field but the Rockets drained 15 of 47 shots from the three-point line to stay competitive.
In ATS trends, the Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games, while the Spurs are 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team below .400.
Head to head, the Heat are 1-10 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall and 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings in San Antonio.
The Spurs have actually been playing much better on the road than they have been at home this season, but I think they can start to turn that around with a solid win at home over a stumbling Heat team struggling for points. Take the Spurs to win and cover this one at home.