Free NBA Pick: Heat vs Spurs Lines
Looking for Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs free NBA picks? NBA betting sees the Heat taking on the Spurs on Monday, November 14, 2016 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(2-6) Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs (7-3)
Date: Monday, November 14
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: AT&T Center – San Antonio, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: -110
NBA Betting Odds: SAS -11
NBA Betting Total: 192
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The San Antonio Spurs haven’t looked like the superpower most expected them to be entering this season, but they’re still part of what most would consider the elite group of the NBA.
The Miami Heat, on the other hand, are not.
These two face off Monday night at 8:30 p.m. ET in San Antonio, Texas.
The Miami Heat have a solid young core that gives them hope for the future. Hassan Whiteside is a beast; Justise Winslow is coming into his own; Josh Richardson was excellent last season; and Tyler Johnson and Goran Dragic are a strong 1-2 punch at point guard.
The problem is that this is a team that’s used to winning, and so far, that’s something this roster has struggled with this season.
Entering this contest, Miami has dropped four straight. The good news for Heat fans is that all four of those losses have come against playoff squads in the Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz.
The bad news is that the Heat have another consensus playoff team/championship contender on Monday night.
Against the Spurs, Miami will look to get Whiteside involved early. He’s going to get his rebounding numbers and blocked shots against just about anybody, but using him to not only attack the middle but spread the floor with his mid-range game will keep a stout Spurs defense honest.
So far this season, Miami is scoring just 95.5 points per contest. That’s only good enough for 29th in the NBA, meaning this group needs to establish a fast pace and reliable option from the opening tip to compete with the Spurs.
San Antonio Spurs
As great as the Spurs are, their offense has been far from elite this season. Averaging 101.9 points per contest, San Antonio is just 19th in the league in terms of scoring.
That said, Miami is going to have its hands full containing new No. 1 option Kawhi Leonard, mid-range specialist LaMarcus Aldridge and all of the three-point specialists found across this roster.
Against Miami, controlling the ball is going to be crucial for the Spurs. Anytime you play a team that struggles to score the basketball, you must avoid giving them extra opportunities.
Luckily for San Antonio, it is entering this contest with an average of just 10.9 turnovers per contest.
That’s good enough to be tied with the Charlotte Hornets for second in the Association in that category.
As long as the Spurs can play a clean game, they’ll be in good shape against a Miami team that is just 2-6 on the young season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
- Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
- Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Spurs are 56-26-1 ATS in their last 83 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Spurs are 6-14-1 ATS in their last 21 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game
Free Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Prediction:
The Spurs should get this win, but the question is: Can they get a win ATS with the spread being a large 11 points.
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The answer should be: yes. Unless San Antonio comes out and is careless with the ball, talent should prevail and the Spurs should have themselves a double-digit win at home.
NBA Free Score Prediction: San Antonio Spurs 113 – Miami Heat 100
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