SCOTT SPREITZER'S EASTERN CONF G.O.M.! 69% in Mar!: Scott Spreitzer SWEPT his Thursday card, going 3-0 in college baskets. He returns to the NBA on Friday with his EASTERN CONF *GAME OF THE MONTH!* Scott has produced 69% winners in the NBA in March! Grab the G.O.M. right here, along with 100% & 91% spots, then SLAM DUNK the books on Friday!
Game: Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers Mar 16 2012 7:05PM
Prediction: Miami Heat
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: I'm laying the points with the Heat on Friday night. Miami heads into tonight's tilt on a 2-game losing streak. It's the second time this season they have lost at least 2 straight games. Miami responded with a 108-78 win and cover over New Jersey off their last losing skid, and beat San Antonio 120-98 following a 3-game skid earlier this season. They have had little trouble with the Sixers in this season's two matchups, winning both, including a 99-79 win at tonight's venue. The Heat whipped Philly 113-92 in this season's first matchup in Miami. They made 84 of 158, or 53.2% of their FG attempts in the two games combined, including 15 of 29 from behind the arc. The domination didn't end there. Miami has out-rebounded the Sixers 99-69 with 43 assists and just 19 turnovers. The first win came without Dwyane Wade and the second, the 20-point win in Philly should have been by a wider margin if not for an 11 of 20 night from the FT line. Philly sits atop the Atlantic, 1 1/2 games ahead of Boston. But their struggles against "good" teams are beginning to add up. Philadelphia is on a 1-10 SU/ATS slide against teams who currently own .500 or better W/L records. They're on a 0-5 ATS slide against teams that are playing better than .600 basketball. And we should note that they have covered just 3 of 16 under Doug Collins when facing a team that makes at least 46% of their shots, provided they hold their opponents to 43% or less. Miami, the NBA's top FG shooting team, fits the bill. No revenge tonight. I'm backing Miami minus the points. Thanks! GL! Scott.