The Brooklyn Nets (-132) are favored by 2 points over the Miami Heat (+109) in this Eastern Conference matchup. The over/under line for the game is sitting at 217 points.

Brooklyn is currently 10th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 16-22 and has lost two in a row. The Heat, meanwhile, are 5th in the East at 23-16 and have won two straight.


The Pick: Miami Heat +2

This game will be played at Barclays Center at 7:30 ET on Monday, January 15th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-110 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.

Do the Heat Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

Miami’s ATS record for the season is 19-19, and they have covered the spread in their last two games. On the road, they are 11-8 ATS compared to 8-11 ATS at home.

As the underdog, the Heat have an ATS record of 6-11 and have failed to cover in their last two games. Today, they are getting 2 points against the Nets.

In terms of their O/U record, Miami is 18-21 for the season. Their last two games have finished below the betting line, and their games have averaged 223.3 points per game compared to today’s line of 217.

Miami’s last game was a 104-87 win over the Hornets. They were favored by 8.5 points and have now won two straight games. The Heat are currently 5th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 23-16.

Against Eastern Conference teams, the Heat are 17-10 and 9-0 against other teams in the Southeast Division. On the road, Miami is 11-9 for the season.

This season, the Heat are 25th in the NBA in scoring at 112.3 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 109.2 points per game.

So far, Miami has outscored the NBA scoring average in 41% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 19th in the league at 46%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Heat are 3rd in the NBA at 38%. However, they are just 29th in pace at 96.7 possessions per game.

So far, the Heat’s defense is ranked 2nd in the league at 111.0 points per contest. 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.

Can the Nets Hold Strong at Home?

Today, the Nets are favored by 2 points in their game against the Heat. This season, they have been the favorite in 14 of their 38 games and have gone 10-4 in those games. However, they have failed to cover the spread in their last three games.

In terms of their ATS record, the Nets are 19-18 for the season. At home, they are 12-6 ATS, while going 7-12 ATS on the road. Currently, they have an average scoring differential of +2.9 points per game at home and are 10-9 overall.

Brooklyn’s O/U record for the season is 20-18, and their games have averaged 231 points per game. Today’s line of 217 is lower than all but one of their games this season.

Brooklyn’s last game was a 111-102 loss to the Cavaliers. The O/U line for that game was 221.5, and the Nets were 3.5-point underdogs. This loss dropped their record to 16-22 for the season, which is 10th in the Eastern Conference.

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 pace, they are 23rd in the league.

So far this season, the Nets have made an average of 13.6 three-pointers per game, which is 8th in the NBA. However, they are just 25th in field goal percentage at 45%. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 26th in the league.

When it comes to offensive rebounding, the Nets are 2nd in the NBA. In terms of assists, they are 16th in the league.

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. The Nets defense is coming off a game in which they held the Cavaliers offense to just 45.1% shooting. Overall, they gave up 111 points to Cleveland.