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NBA Lines – Miami Heat host San Antonio Spurs

Posted by Marcello Messina on 3/15/2011 8:15:37 AM

After grinding out two consecutive wins, the Miami Heat will host the top seed in the Western Conference this NBA lines Monday.

(53-12) San Antonio Spurs at (45-21) Miami Heat
Live from AmericanAirlines Arena – FL
Tipoff: 8:00 PM EST Monday, March 14, 2011
Broadcast: ESPN

NBA Lines
San Antonio Spurs +4.5
Miami Heat -4.5
Total 199

Coming back from a season-high five-game losing streak, the Miami Heat have the opportunity to bounce back in a big way this NBA lines Monday.

The Heat have resurrected themselves with two convincing NBA lines wins over the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies.

They can now end their 6-game home stretch with four straight victories if they can pull out two huge wins over the (53-12) San Antonio Spurs and the (41-23) Oklahoma City Thunder.

Miami’s lack of success in their previous five NBA lines games is a result of their inability to get all three of their star players excelling in every game.

LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, nor Chris Bosh was able to reach the 30-point mark, until only the final game of their five-game losing streak. The Heat lacked their usual spark throughout those five losses, and the famous trio couldn’t really connect offensively, as they looked out of sync.

James and Wade alone combined for a total of 39 turnovers in those five NBA lines losses – an average of 7.8 per game.

Fortunately enough, Miami found a way to turn their game around against the Los Angeles Lakers last Thursday on March 10.

Bosh, Wade, and James totaled 63 points against the Lakers, while playing smart basketball; they also combined for 22 rebounds and just 9 turnovers.

They then capitalized on their opportunity at a full comeback versus the mediocre Memphis Grizzlies in the following NBA lines match.

The trio accounted for a whopping 73 points against Memphis on Saturday, March 12. They also found a way to capitalize on their chances, combining for a 61.9 shooting percentage from the field, and 50 percent of their 3-point attempts.

Now, Miami has the occasion to make some noise this NBA lines Monday as they face off with top seed in the Western Conference.

While the San Antonio Spurs did hand the Heat their biggest loss of the season 10 days ago (125-95, a difference of 30 points) at the AT&T Center, the Spurs are now playing on Miami territory.

Expect this to be a completely different game than the last Heat-Spurs matchup, when all five San Antonio starters reached double-digit points.

Marcello’s Prediction: Miami Heat: 117, San Antonio Spurs: 110

Messina Mention: The Miami Heat have won nearly 73 percent of their home games this season.

NBA Lines Expert Pick: Miami Heat -4.5

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