Nov 29th, 2012 by PJ LaFerla
The San Antonio Spurs visit South Beach Florida this Thursday evening, November 29 for a betting matchup against the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena, with tip off schedule for 8:05 PM EST.
The Oddsmakers like the home team in this matchup, as they have listed the Heat as a -5 1/2 point favorite in this contest, while posting the over/under total at 204 points.
The Spurs have won five games in a row and currently stand in second place in the Southwest Division with a 13-3 straight up record. Against the spread they own a 10-5-1 overall record and on the road they are a sterling 7-3. Tonight’s contest against the Heat will be the first time all year they will be an underdog in a game.
Meanwhile, the Heat have won their last four in a row and currently stand in first place in the Southeast Division with a 10-3 straight up record. They are losers against the spread this season with just six point spread covers compared to seven losses; and at home there have covered three, while also dropping three. As an ATS favorite this season, the Heat own a 5-7 record.
The Spurs are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games played on the road and 5-2-2 ATS in their last nine games played on a Thursday.
They have gone over the posted total in five straight games overall and six in a row when facing a team in the Eastern Conference.
The Heat are 17-7 against the spread in their last 24 games played at home, but only 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall.
The Heat have gone over the posted total in seven of their last eight games played at home and seven of their last ten played on a Thursday.
This game features two of the most prolific offenses in the NBA and tonight both will showcase their explosiveness while trying to come away with a victory. Expect a lot of scoring as this game will go over the posted total.
Over 204 Points
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