Spurs vs Heat 2020 NBA Week 13 Betting Lines & Expert Pick.

Spurs vs Heat 2020 NBA Week 13 Betting Lines & Expert Pick

Written by on January 15, 2020

The Miami Heat have been nearly unbeatable at home this season and that success figures to continue Wednesday night when the Heat welcome a San Antonio Spurs team that is well under. 500 on the road. The Heat are solid favorites on the Mybookie NBA odds.

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Spurs vs Heat Season Series

First meeting. Miami won both last season. The one in south Florida was 95-88. Hassan Whiteside had 29 points, 20 rebounds and nine blocks for Miami – he’s now with Portland. The Spurs shot 33 percent, their lowest in a regular-season game since 2008, and connected on only 29 percent of their 2-point tries.

Miami had dropped their last nine regular-season games to the Spurs — and 11 consecutive games overall going back to the 2014 NBA Finals. San Antonio leads the all-time regular season series 43-20 and is 16-16 in Miami.

Why Bet on San Antonio?

The Spurs were 105-104 upset winners in Toronto on Sunday. San Antonio trailed 82-69 to begin the fourth and fell behind 87-73 on a 3 by Matt Thomas with 10:14 left. The Spurs responded with a 17-0 run, taking an 88-87 lead on Aldridge’s layup with 6:34 to play, then capping their spurt with a pair of free throws from former Raptor DeMar DeRozan. DeRozan missed his first three free throws but made 11 straight the rest of the way. He finished with a game-high 25 points along with eight rebounds and four assists. He had only seven points until he got hot in the final 16 minutes.

DeRozan is averaging a team-best 22.4 points to go along with 5.3 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.00 steals in 34.0 minutes while shooting a career-best .535 (323-606) from the floor and .827 (196-237) from the free throw line. Over his last 11 games, DeRozan has scored 20-or-more points, handed out three-or-more assists and shot better than 52.0 percent in each game. He joins Michael Jordan (12) and LeBron James (11) as the only players to accomplish this feat in the last 35 years.

More Numbers

Rudy Gay had 15 points, Derrick White 13 and LaMarcus Aldridge 11. Dejounte Murray played only 21 minutes on Sunday, scoring 10 points with seven rebounds and four assists. Aldridge has hit a three-pointer in 10-straight games, longest streak of his career. His 40 3-pointers on the season already are a career high. In fact, he’s made 28 triples in the past 10 games alone, which is more than he made in the entirety of 12 of his previous 14 seasons.

The Spurs boast a top-3 shooting percentage in the NBA and rank seventh in the league in rebounds per game, third in defensive rebounds and seventh in blocks per game. San Antonio’s reserves rank 4th in the NBA in bench points per game (44.9), 3rd in rebounds (20.2) and 3rd in assists (10.0). The Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Wizards all rank in the top-5 of each category.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 113.95
  • Field Goal Percentage: 47.29
  • Three-Point Percentage: 36.92
  • Free Throw Percentage: 79.23
  • Total Rebounds: 46.71

Defense

  • Total Score: 115.00
  • Field Goal Percentage: 46.21
  • Three-Point Percentage: 36.21
  • Free Throw Percentage: 77.33
  • Total Rebounds: 45.74

Why Bet on Miami?

Miami (27-12) concluded a three-game road trip at 1-2 in a 124-121 upset loss at the Knicks on Sunday. It’s the first time this season the Heat have lost back-to-back games (also at Brooklyn on Friday).

Miami went up by 14 on Derrick Jones Jr.’s 3-pointer with 3:33 left in the third quarter and appeared to be on its way to an easy win over a New York team whose last three losses were by a total of 66 points.

The Knicks then scored 40 fourth-quarter points, though Jimmy Butler had a chance to tie the game twice in regulation but couldn’t do it.

Butler put up a 25-point, 10-rebound double-double in the loss. Jimmy Buckets added six assists, a block and just one turnover while he was out there, and he got his points efficiently, finishing 8-of-15 from the field and 9-of-11 from the charity stripe. Butler ranks fourth in the NBA for steals per game this season (1.91).

Rookies Rocking

Rookie Kendrick Nunn hit 9-of-15 shots on his way to 20 points over 31 minutes in the loss. It was the first time since December that he cleared the 30-minute mark. Fellow rookie Tyler Herro had 15 points in 22 minutes off the bench and didn’t turn the ball over once. Duncan Robinson went 3-of-10 from 3-point range on Sunday on his way to 11 points, four rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 28 minutes. Robinson has made 124 three-point field goals this season on 43.4%, the highest % with at least 124 makes in the NBA.

Spurs vs Heat is going to be a close one.

Coach Erik Spoelstra said Justice Winslow went to see a back specialist. Winslow played last Wednesday at Indiana after missing 15 games due to a lower back bone bruise.

Miami has recorded a +11.6 scoring margin at home this season, the second-highest in the NBA, outscoring opponents by +209 (3rd-best). The Heat have outrebounded their opponents by double-digits in 12-of-18 home games this season. The Heat are 24-2 this season when outrebounding their opponent. Miami is currently an NBA-best 17-1 (.944) at home this season.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 111.69
  • Field Goal Percentage: 47.16
  • Three-Point Percentage: 37.64
  • Free Throw Percentage: 77.13
  • Total Rebounds: 45.33

Defense

  • Total Score: 107.97
  • Field Goal Percentage: 44.49
  • Three-Point Percentage: 32.69
  • Free Throw Percentage: 76.28
  • Total Rebounds: 41.72

Spurs vs Heat NBA Week 13 Betting Trends

  • Heat are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games played on a Wednesday
  • Heat are 15-2-1 ATS in their last 18 games against an opponent in the Southwest division
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games this season
  • Spurs are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games played in January
  • Spurs are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio’s last 5 games

Expert Final Prediction for Spurs vs Heat

San Antonio Spurs 109 – Miami Heat 116

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