Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30 PM ET
American Airlines Arena
Coverage: NBA League Pass
The San Antonio Spurs look to get back on track when they visit the Miami Heat on Wednesday.
San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs are coming off a disappointing 117-110 home loss against the Orlando Magic last Sunday. The Spurs were down 36-26 after the first quarter and they trailed by 26 points with nine minutes left in the game before attempting a comeback and pulling within five points with 1:41 to play but the Magic didn't let them get closer. San Antonio was 38-for-88 from the field (43.2 percent) and 12-for-35 from beyond the arc (34.3 percent) and Orlando outscored them 18-1 in fast break points. DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs with 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
The Spurs are averaging 113.4 points per game (10th in the NBA), they grab 45.3 rebounds per game (14th), dish out 24.9 assists per game (11th) and allow 111.4 points per game (17th). DeMar DeRozan leads the Spurs with 27.3 points, 6.7 assists and 1.2 steals, LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 20.0 points and team-bests with 9.1 rebounds and 1.0 blocks and Rudy Gay adds 13.3 points per game.
The Miami Heat snapped a three-game losing streak with 120-115 overtime road win against the Detroit Pistons last Monday. The Heat led 87-80 after three quarters before the Pistons forced overtime. Miami trailed by two points with 1:27 left in overtime before closing the game on a 7-0 run to earn the victory. Miami turned the ball over 17 times and missed 11 of 31 free-throws but they made 12 of 31 3-point shots and scored 20 points off Detroit's 19 turnovers. Josh Richardson led the Heat with 27 points and eight rebounds, Goran Dragic finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists and Dwyane Wade added 18 points off the bench.
The Heat are averaging 113.3 points per game (11th in the NBA), they grab 48.9 rebounds per game (5th), dish out 22.6 assists per game (20th) and allow 112.6 points per game (18th). Josh Richardson leads the Heat with 21.4 points per game, Goran Dragic averages 18.1 points and a team-best 5.1 assists and Dwyane Wade adds 14.3 points per game off the bench.
The Over is:
6-2 in San Antonio's last eight games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game
5-2-1 in San Antonio's last eight games following a straight up loss
10-4-1 in San Antonio's last 15 games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game
9-4 in San Antonio's last 13 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game
16-4-1 in Miami's last 21 games following an ATS win
10-3 in Miami's last 13 games against Western Conference opponents
6-2 in Miami's last eight games playing on 1 days rest
9-3 in Miami's last 12 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600
5-1 in the last six meetings
5-2 in the last seven meetings in Miami
The Spurs are putting together solid offensive numbers despite missing Dejounte Murray, Derrick White and rookie Lonnie Walker IV. This is a veteran team with an experienced head coach that knows how to manage his roster and give his players rest when needed. The Heat are starting to get healthier, they're a solid rebounding team and they also have a decent offense.
NBA Pick: Over 217.5 (-110) at Jazz Sports