The Miami Heat pay a visit to the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center on Wednesday night.
The Miami Heat have been in great form lately as they’ve won seven of their past nine games and they will be gunning for a third straight victory after blowing past the Thunder in a 116-107 road win on Monday. Kelly Olynyk was the only starter to finish in double figures as he scored 18 points on seven of 10 shooting, but the Heat got plenty of support from their bench as Goran Dragic finished with 26 points and 11 assists while Dwyane Wade added 25 points and five assists. As a team, the Heat shot 47 percent from the field and nine of 29 from the 3-point line as they hung with the Thunder in the first half before pulling away in the third quarter where they held the shorthanded Thunder to just 20 points. With the much-needed win, Miami improved to 34-36 on the season and 17-16 on the road which is good for eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs have been on an absolute tear as they will be aiming for a season-high 10th straight win after sneaking past the Warriors in a 111-105 home win on Monday. DeMar DeRozan led the team with 26 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, LaMarcus Aldridge added 23 points with 13 rebounds and three assists while Rudy Gay chipped in with 17 points off the bench. As a team, the Spurs shot 46 percent from the field and 10 of 26 from the 3-point line as they held off a late charge from the Warriors after leading by 11 points at halftime. With the win, San Antonio improved to 42-29 overall and 29-7 at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Heat are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Spurs are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings against a team with a losing record, 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games and the Spurs are 6-0 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings, the Heat are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in San Antonio and the Heat are 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
The Heat look to be peaking at the right time with the playoffs just around the corner, but they’ll need to keep winning to hang onto that eighth spot in the Eastern standings. Unfortunately, the Heat have run into the Spurs who are playing some of their best basketball of the season, especially at home where they’ve been tough to beat all season. The Heat are just 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall and I think that trend continues as I just don’t want to bet against these Spurs while they’re on this streak.