San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat - 12/6/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (11-12) at San Antonio Spurs (16-8)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -5.5 -- Over/Under: 196.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, FSSW
The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the AT&T Center.
The Miami Heat need a nice road victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Miami Heat are averaging 100 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Goran Dragic is averaging 17.6 points and 4.4 assists while Dion Waiters is averaging 15 points and 3.7 assists. James Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won five of there last eight road games.
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The San Antonio Spurs look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 100.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 97 points on 45 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 22.8 points and 8.2 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 12 points and 1.7 assists. Pau Gasol is the third double-digit scorer and Danny Green is dishing 2.1 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won six straight home games.
The Heat are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Spurs are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southeast, 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-7-2 ATS in their last 12 Wednesday games. The Heat are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in San Antonio, 1-9 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Miami Heat are starting to play better and more consistent basketball as of late, but they continue to struggle in the second half and are still without Whiteside, the guy who provides rim protection and cleans the glass. The Heat have played their best ball on the road, but it's hard to take them seriously against a team such as the Spurs, especially without one of their best players on the court. Gasol and Aldridge should feast in this game, giving the Spurs another home victory.