4* SPURS/HEAT NO-DOUBT ATS GAME OF THE WEEK
San Antonio vs. Miami,
01/17/2012 19:30 EDT,
Score: 98 - 120
Point Spread: -6½/-110 Miami
While the Heat will be playing this game without Dwayne Wade, I still like Miami to win this game and cover the 6.5-point spread. The Spurs are 0-4 on the road this season, which includes losses to Houston, Minnesota, and Milwaukee. In their last visit to Miami they got blown out by 30-points.
What really makes the Heat a strong play in this matchup is the fact that they come in off 3 straight losses. I expect the Heat to come out extremely focused and to really bring the defensive intensity. Those three recent losses all came on the road. Miami is 3-1 at home this season, winning by an average of 18.5 ppg.
Miami lost their last game 104-117 to the Clippers. They are a PERFECT 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points! BET THE HEAT -6.5!