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(15-16) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Miami Heat (16-15)
Date: Saturday December 23
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
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With their elite big man duo the Pelicans are scoring lots of points and giving up even more They just haven’t found any consistency this season and could have some tired legs given they are playing the night before and started this road all the way back in Denver, working their way back home.
The circumstances are different but Miami is no more consistent. Injuries have been more of a factor for this group that prefers defense to offense.
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It would seem that having two super productive players like Demarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis would at least make a team good, if not great. I love these guys and don’t get why it doesn’t work better in terms of wins and losses.
That duo essentially produces half of the team’s points and rebounds on a game by game basis. You would think the rest of the roster would have enough to compliment them more than half of the time. Sure it can be hard to fill in but not that hard.
He might not be a top tier star but Jrue Holiday is averaging 18ppg and leading the team in minutes per game so maybe the Pelicans really do have a big three.
I like the combo of Rajon Rondo and Jameer Nelson at the point. Those guys are about winning and they are not going to feel like they need to get shots up just because. It is not an elite combo but Ihtink you can win with i.
I like what Isee from New Orleans and think they can start being better. When that starts to happen you are going to want to be ahead of the curve so don’t forget about them.
With the two towers that the Pelicans have it would be great if the Heat had the services of their own but Hassan Whiteside is questionable and his reserve, Kelly Olynyk, might miss this one too. That is a lot of size to be missing against those talented bigs.
At the same time the Heat will also be without their top guard Goran Dragic. He is expected to miss the Friday game and probably Saturday night too. Without those three they are relying on a lot of players ot make up for the lack of scoring. No wonder they have to focus on defense.
Miami was able to scrape out a surprise road win at Boston but that was with 32 points by Olynyk against his old team. He is crafty but if he misses this one they are going to have to rely a loton the likes of Dion Waiters and others. It could get really ugly even though the Pelicans are not strong on D.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 5-0 in Pelicans last 5 road games.
- Pelicans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Under is 4-0 in Heat last 4 home games.
- Under is 6-0 in Heat last 6 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Heat are 1-6-2 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Miami Heat NBA Prediction:
Thislooks like a great spot to fade the home team. Ithink Miami will probabbly be a slight favourite unless they spanked on Friday.
The Pelicans defense is not any good so perhaps they draw Miami into a bit of a track meet. When that happens it plays to their advantage because the can trade baskets.
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Miami is a little depleted, or perhaps a lot depleted. New Orleans hits town at the right time.
NBA Free Score Prediction: New Orleans 108 – Miami 99
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