Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs - 10/30/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (3-0) at Miami Heat (1-1)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm (American Airlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat +7 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat square off Sunday afternoon in a NBA showdown at the American Airlines Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs look to build on their 3-0 lead after beating the New Orleans Pelicans Saturday night. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 109.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 91 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 28.3 points and four rebounds while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 18 points and 8.3 rebounds. Jonathon Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Patty Mills is dishing 3.7 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 42.4 percent from beyond the arc and 85.5 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 22.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.3 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have not started 4-0 since the 2012-13 season.
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The Miami Heat look for a statement victory after a shaky 1-1 start to the NBA season. The Miami Heat are averaging 99.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 96.5 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Hassan Whiteside is averaging 19 points and 14.5 rebounds while Goran Dragic is averaging 15 points and 7.5 assists. Tyler Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Justise Winslow is dishing 4.5 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 63.9 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 52 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won six of their last seven regular season home games.
The Spurs are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Heat are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 home games. The Spurs are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Miami and 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
This is a lot of points to lay with a Spurs team that played late Saturday night, has to travel and then play a rather early game on the East Coast. This isn't a nice schedule spot for the Spurs. The Heat have been better than expected and should be 2-0 after having a huge second half lead over the Charlotte Hornets. I like the points with the home team here simply because this is a bad schedule spot for the Spurs.