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2021 NBA Handicapping
(38-18) Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat (28-28)
Date: Sunday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: Nets -263 | Heat +185
NBA Betting Odds: Nets -5.5
NBA Betting Total: O/U 225
On Sunday, April 18th, the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat play for the third and final time this season. The Nets won both contests on January 23rd (128-124) and 25th (98-85).
The Heat holds the all-time record between the clubs with 74 wins in 128 meetings. Last season, the teams played twice with Miami winning both contests.
While the Nets have made headlines for signing copious former All-Stars and superstars this week the news out of Brooklyn was LaMarcus Aldridge decided to hang up his kicks and retire.
It won’t have a major impact on the Nets who are still loaded with talent.
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Brooklyn arrives in Miami on the heels of a victory versus the injury-decimated Hornets on Friday but fell to second in the East after losing to the 76ers this week.
Joe Harris led the scoring with 26 points including six triples. Three Nets scored 20 or more points including Kevin Durant who collected a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds.
Landry Shamet also scored 20 points in a reserve role while Kyrie Irving (12), Blake Griffin (10) and Jeff Green (10) were the other double-figure contributors.
Aside from appearing for 4:22 on April 5th, James Harden has missed seven of eight games due to a hamstring injury and remains out.
Tyler Johnson (knee) is out indefinitely while Chris Chiozza had surgery on his right hand this week and is out for the foreseeable future. Spencer Dinwiddie (knee) is out for the season.
A three-game losing streak has resulted in the Heat dropping to seventh in the Eastern Conference and would require them to participate in the play-in tournament if they were to finish in that seeding.
Adding insult to injury Karl-Anthony Towns got his payback on Jimmy Butler on Friday as the Wolves extended the Heat’s losing streak.
Butler led the way for the Heat with a double-double of 30 points and 10 rebounds plus eight assists, three steals, and a block.
Trevor Ariza was a factor adding 21 points and seven rebounds while Bam Adebayo chipped in with 17 points, four rebounds, and four assists.
Goran Dragic scored 15 while Duncan Robinson added 11 points as the other double-figure contributors.
Andre Iguodala didn’t play on Friday due to a hip injury and is listed as day-to-day. Victor Oladipo remains out dealing with knee soreness and is expected to miss the next four games.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Nets are 6-4 in the teams’ last 10 meetings.
- The Nets are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these clubs
- The teams are 5-4-1 in the over/under in their last 10 meetings.
- The Heat are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone over in 6 of Miami’s last 8 games.
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat NBA Prediction:
The Nets have already secured the season tiebreak against the Heat and with Durant back it might lead to thinking this should be an easy victory for the Nets.
Especially with the Heat on a three-game losing streak. But, these are precisely the type of games Jimmy Buckets will use to motivate his squad to raise their defensive intensity– something the Nets don’t always respond well to.
Given the matinee tip-off, the players could take a while to find their rhythm but expect Miami to come out aggressive on defense and for the game to take on a playoff-type feeling.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Heat +5.5
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