Spurs vs. Heat Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Spurs are a 4.5-point favorite to win on the spread. The over-under is set at 196.5.
San Antonio comes in with a 3-0 record following a 101-97 home win over the Raptors Monday night. Miami is 2-1 after a 104-93 home win against the Hawks. The Spurs won both meetings last year and it went 1-1 ATS. The total was also 1-1.
The Spurs received a 20-point and 8-rebound effort from LaMarcus Aldridge in Monday's win. Dejounte Murray contributed 16 points, 14 rebounds and six assists. Danny Green added 17 points and eight rebounds. San Antonio outscored Toronto in each of the last three quarters.
Miami was led by Josh Richardson against Atlanta as he scored 21 points. Wayne Ellington put in 20 points, while Goran Dragic added 19 points and six assists. The Heat pulled away by outscoring the Hawks 27-20 in the fourth quarter.
The Spurs are 5-0 ATS in their last five trips to Miami and 8-1 ATS in the last nine meetings overall.
San Antonio has had a lot of success in Miami and with Heat center Hassan Whiteside battling a knee injury, it only benefits the Spurs that much more. Look for the visitors to pull away late and cover the spread.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: SAN ANTONIO SPURS -4.5