San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat 10/18/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, Prediction
Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs
Saturday October 18
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The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will play a Saturday night preseason game at the AT&T Center.
The Miami Heat won their first preseason game Friday night against the Golden State Warriors and improve to 1-4. The Heat only played 10 guys in the victory, which should allow fresh legs for some of their bench guys. One guy who continues to make strides is Shabazz Napier, who is finally comfortable in the lineup and has scored in the double digits in three straight games. Chris Bosh has 43 points in his last two games and Dwyane Wade has 26 points and four steals in his last two games. Bosh likely won’t see much time in this matchup after just playing 34 minutes on Thursday. In their first win, the Miami Heat knocked down 12 threes and shot a lights out 55.7 percent from the field.
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The San Antonio Spurs are 1-2 in preseason play and lost their only game against NBA competition to the Phoenix Suns on Thursday. In the loss, the Spurs shot just 26.3 percent from three and turned the ball over 24 times. Kawhi Leonard continues to deal with an eye infection and remains questionable for this game, while Tiago Splitter is dealing with a strained calf injury. Patty Mills is also nursing a shoulder injury. Austin Daye is coming off a big game where he had 17 points and six rebounds, while Aron Baynes scored 11 points as the starting power forward. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker logged a lot of minutes in their first two games, so neither of them should play a ton in this contest.
If you've been following along, you'll know that I hate laying a decent sized number in the preseason. Aything can happen in these meaningless games. Give me the Heat and the points.