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(27-19) Miami Heat vs. Houston Rockets (32-12)
Date: Monday January 22
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
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Monday January 22 the Miami Heat arrive at the Toyota Center to face the Houston Rockets. Following a seven game win streak the Heat have seesawed losses and wins and enter this match following a last second win versus Charlotte.
The Rockets had a crazy week with the dramatics in LA, got back their MVP All-Star starter James Harden and beat the NBA’s top team the Golden State Warriors.
Last season, the Heat swept the Rockets and is 3-1 in the squads past four meetings. The Heat holds the all-time advantage winning 31 of the teams 60 matches against the Rockets.
Wayne Ellington led the way in the win over Charlotte scoring 26 points. James Johnson put up a solid stats line of 22 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.
Hassan Whiteside produced a double-double of 10 points and 14 rebounds perhaps in response to the sudden emergence and solid performances by Bam Adebayo. The latter did a little of everything vs. Charlotte with 6 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
Kelly Olynyk made the move of the game which ultimately led to the win (when he fell once Howard touched his shoulder). Olynyk registered 16 points, 3 assists and 10 rebounds off the bench.
Goran Dragic missed the game in Charlotte due to a bruised knee and is questionable for this game. Tyler Johnson has missed the past three games (left ankle sprain) and is also questionable tonight. Dion Waiters (ankle), Okaro White (foot) and Rodney McGruder(leg) will all be out for this match.
Houston won both games that Gerald Green and Trevor Ariza served suspensions, but they’ll return for this outing.
In the win over the Golden State Warriors Chris Paul led the way with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. James Harden is playing under a minute’s restriction, but got in over 34 minutes in this outing. Harden scored 22 points, dished 8 assists and grabbed 2 rebounds.
The x-factors for this game will be Luc Mbah A Moute and P.J. Tucker who offer solid defense and grit to complement the free flowing three point shooting offense.
In the win over the Warriors these two added 14 points/4 rebounds (Mbah A Moute) and 12 points plus 7 rebounds (Tucker).
NBA Betting Trends:
- Heat are 6-4 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- Rockets 6-4 ATS in their last 10 head to head meetings
- Heat are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games.
- Over is 8-3 in Heat last 11 overall.
- In Rockets last 10 home games the over is 8-2.
- Over Under is 6-4 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Miami Heat vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
This game will come down to who wins the pace battle as the Heat try to harness the Rockets second ranked offense (112.5). Houston boast the 8th fastest pace (101.39) while the Heat’s run a pedestrian (96-94) 28th ranked pace.
The Rockets are 17-0 when Harden, Paul and Capela all play and are 15-12 when one or more are missing.
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The Heat will try to play bully ball and slow the pace. Should be an exciting game however as the Rockets re-integrate Harden into the mix and welcome back Gerald Green and Trevor Ariza from suspension.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Rockets 115 – Heat 105
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