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Heat vs Nets NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets
  • Where: Brooklyn at Barclays Center
  • Date: Wednesday, February 15th
  • Betting Odds BKN -1, MIA -115 | BKN -106 O/U 217.5

The Heat come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 32-26. So far, the team has gone 22-34-2 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Miami is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.

The Heat are coming off a disappointing 112-108 loss to the Nuggets. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 1 points. Miami was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Nuggets by 4 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Jimmy Butler, as he contributed 24 points while hitting 44.4% of his shots.

So far, the Nets have put together an overall record of 33-24, while going 29-27-1 vs the spread. Against the Heat, the Nets are looking to break out of a 2 game losing streak. These defeats have come on an average scoring differential of -10.5 points per contest.

Brooklyn is trying to bounce back from a 124-106 loss to the Knicks. Going into this game, the team was 3 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Brooklyn missed out on an opportunity to add a win to their resume, as they held a 3 point lead going into halftime. In the loss, Spencer Dinwiddie led the team in scoring with 28 points on a field goal percentage of 38.1%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent game between the two teams, the Nets picked up a 102-101 win over the Heat. However, heading into the game, Brooklyn was favored to win by 2.5 points, giving the Heat and ATS victory. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Similar to their season-long average, the Heat averaged 107.25 points per game vs the Nets. While the Heat were able to maintain their usual level of production against Brooklyn, the Nets averaged fewer points per game in the series, at 105.25. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, Miami has an ATS mark of 3-2. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 2 points per game separates the teams. Miami and Brooklyn averaged a combined 210 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 1-4.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 58 games, the Heat are averaging 108.4 points per contest, placing them 30th in the NBA. So far, the Heat are averaging 96.7 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 30th in the league in field goal percentage 45.2%.

Against the Nets, the Heat will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 4th ranked unit at 105.57 points per game.

This season, the Heat offense has primarily worked through Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 53 games, Adebayo is 39th in the NBA at 21.5 points per game. So far, him and Butler have accounted for 35% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 43.4 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jimmy Butler is grabbing 6.0 rebounds for Miami to go along with 5.0 assists.

For the season, the Nets offensive unit is ranked just 17th in scoring at 114.0 points per contest. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Nets are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.8 per contest. Although the Nets have a current effective field goal percentage of 57.6%, their below average pace of play is a key factor behind their mediocre scoring numbers.

Against the Heat, the Nets will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 18th in points allowed.

This season, the Nets offense has primarily worked through Spencer Dinwiddie and Mikal Bridges who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 56 games, Dinwiddie is 67th in the NBA at 17.9 points per game. So far, him and Bridges have accounted for 32% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 35.099999999999994 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Mikal Bridges is grabbing 4.4 rebounds for Brooklyn to go along with 3.5 assists.

Heat vs Nets Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Nets -1
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 217.5