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Miami vs. San Antonio,
01/19/2020 15:00 EDT,
Score: 102 - 107
Point Spread: +1½/-110 San Antonio
8* San Antonio (3:05 ET): When these teams met down in Miami on Wednesday, I felt taking the Heat was a very logical call. After all, they came into the game with the league’s best home record (17-1 SU) and were laying a pretty short number. Well, turns out I was right as Miami is now 18-1 SU at home after beating the Spurs 106-100. But they just BARELY covered and it was more of a struggle than I anticipated as the Heat actually trailed going into the 4Q. Each team has played once since then and it the same result for both with the Heat winning (at OKC) and SA losing (to Atlanta).
The Spurs have made the postseason every year since 1998, which is an NBA record. But it looks like that streak may be in serious jeopardy now with the team currently not in the top eight in the Western Conference. They’re two games back of suddenly red hot Memphis and an embarrassing loss to lowly Atlanta certainly did not help matters. That loss, which was on Friday, was 121-120 as a nine-point favorite. The Spurs blew a 14-point lead in the 4Q.
After a loss like that, I expect the Spurs to be ready to go this afternoon. Miami is nowhere near as strong on the road where they win just 50% of the time. They’ve been outscored in their road games. While it was a 115-106 win at Oklahoma City on Friday, the Heat are just 6-10 ATS this season after scoring 115+ in their previous game. They have previously lost at Washington and New York. There was also a 20-pt loss in Orlando. The Spurs are 54-34 ATS in revenge spots the L3 seasons. 8* San Antonio