San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat
Prediction: Under 195 points (March 31st 2015)
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Atlanta enters this game having kept three of their L/4 opponents from scoring more than 88 points. I feel with their play off situation resolved , a hardcore defensive posture will begin to take center stage with the post season fast approaching. The Hawks know the Pistons like to run, so will do their best to control the pace of this tilt. Also despite of liking a faster paced game plan, Motown has played some decent defense overall of late with only two teams eclipsing the 100 point plateau against them over a 8 game span. Their offense during a current run is scoring 106.6 per game , which is 8.8 ppg above their prior average, and Im betting the Pistons come back down to the mean average , which should not have them eclipsing the 100 point plateau. HC VanGundy of the Pistons has pulled the reigns back on his squad, in the past and is 37-15 UNDER as coach when his team goes on a scoring rampage , hitting 100 or more points in 4 straight games, with the average combined score of the folliwing game clicking in at 194.1 ppg. It must be noted that Atlanta, is among the league’s leaders with 97.1 points allowed per game, and have allowed the Pistons to average just 91.3 ppg and just under 40 percent shooting in three earlier meetings.