Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs betting odds, prediction, trends, preview

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Miami is a road underdog again and they are tough in this role. Tony Parker is back and the Spurs are favored on the NBA betting menu Thursday.

Since losing three straight to end the month of January, the San Antonio Spurs are 11-3 SU and 7-7 ATS over their last 14 games including wins in each of their last four games.

The Spurs face a tough challenge at home Thursday night hosting the Miami Heat. San Antonio was an early 2.5-point favorite at home, according to Sports Interaction.

The San Antonio Spurs were hit with a slew of injuries back in January but managed to stay afloat while key players got healthy. Now that the team is back to 100%, the Spurs appear to be rounding into form with a 7-1 SU and 5-3 ATS record over their last eight games.

The offense has been excellent over that stretch averaging 110.5 points per game over the seven wins. With a top 10 offense and defense and a healthy roster, the Spurs should contend with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the top spot in the Western Conference over the last 22 games of the regular season.

The Houston Rockets managed to hold LeBron James to just 22 points Tuesday night as the red-hot Miami Heat were finally slowed down in a 106-103 loss. Before the loss, Miami was a perfect 8-0 SU and 7-0-1 ATS in its previous eight games including road upsets over Golden State and Oklahoma City.

James was likely due for an off night after dropping a career high 61 points on Charlotte the night before, but the Spurs should expect him to be back on his game on Thursday.

Since 2011, the Heat are 9-3 SU and 7-5 ATS against the Spurs. With that said, eight of those 12 games have been played in Miami; San Antonio is 4-2 SU and ATS in its last six home games against the Heat.

Both of these elite teams should be comfortable in an offensive showdown Thursday night. The total has gone OVER in eight of San Antonio's last 10 games, each of Miami's last three games, and in five of the last six games between these two rival teams.

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