02/27/2015 04:47 PM
Take: (817) MIAMI HEAT
Reason: Your free play for Friday, February 27, 2015, comes in the NBA as Miami Heat head to New Orleans to play the Pelicans. Both teams have had to deal with losing star players recently, but Miami is handling it better winning 2 in a row and 4 of 6. Luol Deng had 21 points, Dwyane Wade added 18 and the Heat rallied to defeat the Orlando Magic 93-90 in overtime Wednesday night. Hassan Whiteside added 15 points and 13 rebounds. The Heat have won three of four since losing Bosh for the season with a blood clot in his lung. The Heat is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a spread loss. New Orleans is off a win, but is 3-4 the last 7 games. Star Anthony Davis sprained his right shoulder in the first quarter of New Orleans' victory in Miami on Saturday night and has not suited up for either of the Pelicans past two games against Toronto and Brooklyn. The last game New Orleans was also without two other top players: forward Ryan Anderson (sprained right knee) and point guard Jrue Holiday (lower right leg injury). When these teams meet the Heat is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. Play Miami!