Heat vs. Spurs Prediction
Will the banged-up San Antonio Spurs cover the spread as a sizable home favorite tonight when they host the Miami Heat at 8:30 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: San Antonio. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Spurs are 7.5-point home favorites to beat the Heat, who opened as 5.5-point road underdogs. As for the total, the number hit the board at 196.5 but was bet up a full point to 197.5 at the majority of sports books.
Who Public Bettors Like: San Antonio. As of this writing, an overwhelming majority of public bettors are backing the Spurs tonight and laying the points.
Injury Report: The Heat will be without Hassan Whiteside again as he continues to be out with a knee injury. Okaro White (Foot) and Rodney McGruder (leg) are also out for Miami. On the other side, the Spurs should have LaMarcus Aldridge back but Kawhi Leonard (quad) remains out and Kyle Anderson is out with a knee injury.
Who We Like: San Antonio. The favorite has covered the spread in sevne of the last eight meetings between these two teams while the Heat are just 2-6 against the number in their last eight games in San Antonio. Miami has also failed to cover in nine of its last 10 games versus the Spurs overall.
Continuing with these key trends, the Heat have failed to cover in four of their last five games overall, are 4-10-1 at the betting window in their last 15 games after allowing 100 points or more in its previous game and is just 2-6 at the betting window in its last eight games played on Wednesday.
On the other side, the Spurs have covered in seven of their last eight games versus Southwest opponents. They're also 4-1-1 at the betting window in their last six games coming off an ATS loss and are 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight games when playing on just one day of rest.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: SAN ANTONIO SPURS -7.5