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March 20, 7:30 PM | AmericanAirlines Arena

Phoenix Suns vs Miami Heat Odds

23-22TEAM RECORD33-11

AmericanAirlines Arena features an NBA battle between the host Miami Heat and the visiting Phoenix Suns in betting action on Tuesday.

The Heat sport records of 33-11 and 22-22 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Suns sit at 23-22 and 23-22 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 19-23-2 for the Heat and 16-27-2 for the Suns.

View Phoenix vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Heat installed as 11.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 198.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Heat and the No. 22-ranked Suns, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 105-96 result in favor of the Heat.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 3-ranked offense (101.8 PPG) against a Suns defense that ranks No. 19 at 97.2 PPG. The Heat have averaged 48.2% from the field per game, more than the Suns have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Suns own the league's No. 20-rated mark, allowing 98.4 points per game when on the road. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in home scoring.

The Suns were a 99-86 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rockets. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. Houston was scorched by Michael Redd for 25 points as the Suns defated the Rockets 99-86 in NBA action on Sunday.

Miami won its last outing, a 91-81 result against the Magic on March 18. The Heat covered in that game as a 9-point favorite, while the 172 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Dwyane Wade poured in 31 points for Miami on Sunday, as they defeated Orlando 91-81 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Orlando are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Orlando are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Suns at Heat trends to consider:
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games on the road
Phoenix is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
Phoenix is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games at home
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Phoenix
Miami is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Phoenix at Orlando, Wednesday, March 21
Miami at Detroit, Friday, March 23

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