Free NBA Pick: Heat vs. Nets NBA Odds
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(11-13) Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets (10-14)
Date: Saturday December 9
Time: 6:00PM EST
Venue: Mexico City Arena, Mexico City
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Heat -2
NBA Betting Total: 212.5
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Saturday December 9, finds Interdivision rivals the Miami Heat tipping off versus the Brooklyn Nets in Mexico City. The Heat arrive having lost their last two and are struggling to find an offensive rhythm. Brooklyn on the other hand is on a high with an eventful 24 hours behind them. The Nets beat the OKC Thunder and also learned they were the successful suitors in the Jahlil Okafor trade.
Last season, the Heat swept the Nets and currently holds a five-game win streak over Brooklyn in addition to a 10-1 record in the past 11 meetings. Miami also lead the team’s all-time contest 28-46.
Unless you consider Goran Dragic or Hassan Whiteside All-Stars it’s fair to say there are no superstars on the Miami Heat. Rather, the Heat boasts a number of next level stars who as a whole present a quality group of competitors. The problem however, is youngsters like Tyler Johnson, Josh Richardson and Justise Winslow have yet to take the next step.
Factor in Whiteside is out due to a bone bruise on his left knee and now the defense is also in flux. The effect has resulted in a team struggling to stay among the seeded teams in the East. Miami’s issue is scoring as the team puts up just 100.2 points per game, but allows the opposition to score 104.2 points.
The Heat rank 27th offensively, 16th on defense and in their last two games allowed the Spurs and Warriors to cumulatively score 23 treys and 240 points with a 40 point differential.
Sean Marks is making a habit of adding young talent by simply making trades with teams who no longer value the specific player. So far this season Marks added 2015 second round pick D’Angelo Russell (Lakers), DeMarre Carroll (Raptors) and this week added 2015 third round pick Jahlil Okafor (Sixers) along with 2014 eighth round pick Nik Stauskas. In addition to taking these players off their former disenchanted teams the Brooklyn Nets GM is also adding draft picks in the process.
Although the focus is on Okafor, Atkinson’s system should benefit Stauskas who’ll get plenty of open looks from behind the arc and it’s the Canadian who may well turn out to be the steal portion of this trade.
The good vibes from the trade carried over Thursday evening as the Nets beat the OKC Thunder who were on a 3-game win streak.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 36-17 in the Heat’s last 53 road games.
- Nets are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall
- Over Under is 4-6 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Prediction:
While both teams score 12.0 three point shots per game the Heat are worse at defending the perimeter, ranking 24th compared to Brooklyn’s 13th rank. The main factor could turn out to be altitude as it affects the squads fatigue level and getting their legs into shots. Considering the Heat arrived a few days behind the Nets this could also translate on the court. Ultimately the Nets will push pace and will get up a number of shots. The Heat meanwhile struggle to score in general.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nets +2
Although the Heat have a history of dominating the Nets their current offensive struggles coupled with the altitude will work to the Nets advantage Take the 2.0 points and bet the Nets. Furthermore, the 212.5 seems high given the altitude, so I’m also inclined to bet the under.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Nets 100 – Heat 95
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