Spurs vs. Heat Prediction
It’s a former NBA Finals rematch tonight when the Miami Heat play host to the San Antonio Spurs at 7:30PM ET. Which team has the edge tonight?
505 San Antonio Spurs vs. 506 Miami Heat
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
7:30PM ET – AmericanAirlines Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Heat are the favorite at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -5 points against the Spurs. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 222 points. The public betting currently has 84 percent going on the Heat as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Spurs trying to heat up
San Antonio has won three of its last four games coming into tonight, including a 105-104 win over the Raptors on Sunday. The Spurs are 17-21 on the season, 6-12 on the road, 15-22-1 against the spread and 24-14 with the over.
The Spurs are struggling on defense this season, allowing 115 points per game while opponents shoot 46.2 percent from the field. Offensively, San Antonio is putting up 113.9 points per game while shooting 47.3 percent from the field. DeMar DeRozan has been leading the team with 22.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game. LaMarcus Aldridge is adding 18.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per contest.
Heat fall at New York
Miami is coming off a pair of road losses to the Nets and the Knicks over the weekend. The Heat are now 27-12 on the season, 17-1 at home, 22-15-2 against the spread and 24-14-1 with the over.
The Heat are putting up 111.7 points per game on offense this season while shooting 47.2 percent from the field and 37.6 percent from the arc. Defensively, Miami is giving up 108 points per game while opponents shoot 44.5 percent from the floor. Jimmy Butler is putting up 20.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game to lead the team. Bam Adebayo is adding 15.8 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Spurs are 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight road games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games as an underdog.
The Heat are 14-4-1 against the spread in their last 19 home games, but just 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight games as a favorite.
These two haven’t met this season. The Spurs have been playing well, covering against the likes of the Raptors, Celtics and Bucks. The Heat have lost their last two games, but both were on the road. They have played well at home as of late, seeing a nice defensive boost on their home floor. The Spurs have struggled on defense this season, which should be a problem against a Miami team that is among the best-shooting teams in the NBA. I expect the Heat to shoot their way to a cover at home against a surging Spurs squad.
NBA Prediction: Miami Heat -5