At 7:30 ET, the Brooklyn Nets (-129) will host the Miami Heat (+107) in a game that has a total of 217 points. The Nets are currently favored by 1.5 points and have lost two games in a row. On the other hand, the Heat have won two straight and are 5th in the Eastern Conference.
This Eastern Conference matchup will be played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Nets are currently 10th in the East and 4th in the Atlantic Division. You can catch this game on YES.
MIAMI HEAT VS BROOKLYN NETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Miami Heat +1.5
This game will be played at Barclays Center at 7:30 ET on Monday, January 15th.
WHY BET THE MIAMI HEAT:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-110 in favor of the Heat.
- Our projections have Tyler Herro finishing with Tyler Herro points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the Heat finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.2% and knocking down 14 threes.
Will the Heat Win on the Road?
Miami has won two straight games and is 23-16 on the season, which is good for 5th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Southeast Division, they are in 1st place.
The Heat are 6-11 as the underdog this season and have gone 8-9 ATS as the underdog. As the underdog, they have failed to cover the spread in their last two games.
On the road, Miami has an ATS record of 11-8 and is 11-9 straight-up. Their average scoring margin on the road is +1.4 points per game.
In Miami’s last game, they beat the Hornets by a score of 104-87. The O/U line for that game was 225.5 points, and the Heat were favored by 8.5. The teams combined to score 191 points.
This season, Miami has an O/U record of 18-21, and the under has hit in their last two games. Today’s O/U line is set at 217, and the average O/U line in Miami’s games is 222.7.
In the Eastern Conference, Miami is 17-10 against other teams in the East and 6-6 in non-conference games. Their average scoring total for the season is 223.3 points per game.
This season, the Heat have been a below-average scoring team, ranking 25th in the league at 112.3 points per game. In terms of pace, Miami is 29th in the NBA with 96.7 possessions per game.
When playing on the road, the Heat are averaging 109.2 points per game compared to 115.5 at home. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 41% of their games.
From a shooting perspective, Miami is 19th in field goal percentage at 46%. They are also 19th in three-point attempts per game but have a top-three three-point shooting percentage at 38%.
Coming into the game, the Heat defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 25.6% of their games. Currently, they are 2nd in the NBA at 111.0 points per game allowed. Miami struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Hornets, giving up 4. For the game, Charlotte scored 87 points in the game.
Does Brooklyn Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?
Currently, the Nets are favored by 1.5 points over the Heat. This season, Brooklyn has been favored in 14 of their 38 games and has gone 10-4 in those games. The team’s ATS record is 19-18, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last two games.
Brooklyn’s O/U record for the season is 20-18, and their games have averaged 231 points per game. Today’s O/U line is 217, and 36 of their games have had higher over/under lines than that.
The Nets lost their last game to the Cavaliers by a score of 111-102. The O/U line for that game was 221.5, and the teams combined for 213 points. Brooklyn was a 3.5-point underdog in that game.
Overall, the Nets are 16-22 this season, which puts them in 10th place in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 13-12 and 1-4 against division opponents. At home, the Nets are 10-9 compared to 6-13 on the road.
So far, the Nets have an O/U record of 20-18 for the season. This is higher than today’s line of 217, with their games averaging 229 points per game. In their last three games, the Nets have failed to cover the spread.
At home, the Nets are averaging 116.9 points per game, which is 12th in the NBA. Overall, they are 18th in scoring at 114.6 points per game. In terms of three-point shooting, Brooklyn is 14th in the league at 36%. However, they are just 25th in field goal percentage.
So far this season, the Nets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.4% of their games. In terms of pace, Brooklyn is 23rd in the league at 98 possessions per game.
When it comes to assists, the Nets are averaging 26.1 per game, which is 16th in the NBA. In terms of free throw shooting, Brooklyn is 19th in both attempts and makes.
Coming into the game, the Nets defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 47.4% of their games. Currently, they are 17th in the NBA at 116.4 points per game allowed. On two point field goal attempts, the Nets’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.0% and allowing 38.3% from beyond the arc.