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(19-46) Phoenix Suns vs. Miami Heat (33-30)
Date: Monday March 5th
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: Heat -440
NBA Betting Odds: Heat -9
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
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The Phoenix Suns are arguably the worst team in the NBA this year. The team sits at 19-46, with no chance at the playoffs. The Suns have dropped four of their last five games. The Miami Heat are on a mission to make the playoffs this season. The team is currently three games over .500 and in the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference right now.
The Suns and Heat last took the court against each other on November 8th. The Heat came away with the win, 126-115. The Heat have won two straight against Phoenix, dating back to last season.
The Phoenix Suns are on their way to a 25/30 win season this year. Maybe less than that, considering how obvious the Suns are at tanking this season. Phoenix recently lost on the road at Atlanta, 113-112.
The Suns shot 50 percent from the floor, and 42.3 percent from three point land in the loss.
Phoenix has two bright spots on their roster. TJ Warren and Devin Booker. Warren is averaging 19.8 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Booker leads the team in scoring with 25.1 points per game this year. If the Suns are smart, they are going to build around their talented young back-court in the off-season.
Aside from the talented guards, the Suns don’t have much to work with. Funny how the team was picked by some to be a playoff team this year. Instead, the team is going through another rebuild, and will probably be looking for another head coach at seasons end.
On the defensive side of the court, the Phoenix Suns are allowing 113.2 points per game this year. Good enough to rank Phoenix dead last in points allowed. Nothing new for the Suns. Phoenix has struggled the entire year defensively, and have not ranked higher than 27th in points allowed this season.
This game will be the Suns only meeting in Miami this year. The young Suns have nothing to play for, so Phoenix could be out on South Beach the night before the game.
The Miami Heat are making a playoff push. The team has won three of their last five games, including a nine point home win against the Pistons, 105-96 their last game. Miami was led by Kelly Olynyk, who finished with 17 points. The Heat win over Detroit was huge. Miami leads Detroit by a half game for the final playoff seed in the East.
Dwayne Wade has been playing solid since returning to Miami. Wade is averaging 11.5 points per game this year, and has been a boost in the fourth quarter since being traded back to Miami. Wade’s presence around the locker room and on the court is going to be key for Miami the final moth of the season.
Defensively, the Heat are allowing 102 points per game. The Heat team defense is ranked 4th in points allowed this year, and should be a big reason the team makes the playoffs. Look for a big defensive effort from Miami in this matchup. The Heat can win this one going away at home.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2 in PHO last 8 Mon. games.
- MIA are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Under is 9-2 in MIA last 11 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Over is 8-3 in MIA last 11 overall.
- Favorite is 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Free Phoenix Suns vs. Miami Heat NBA Prediction:
Don’t expect much from the Suns on the road in this game. Devin Booker will probably drop 35 points or more in a losing effort on the road.
The Miami Heat are in must win situations every night, so pressure can be a factor. Not in this one. Miami is the more talented team this year and have the advantage of playing at home.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Heat -9
This one is a no brainer. Take the Heat at home to get it done. This one could get ugly in Miami.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Heat 119 – Suns 98
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