The Miami Heat have won eight games in a row against the Sacramento Kings as those teams meet once again in NBA betting action at American Airlines Arena on Tuesday night.
And while football betting is over, Miami is favored by more than two touchdowns tonights, as the line was sitting aorund -16 earlier today.
Overall the Heat are 9-1 SU and 8-2 ATS over their past 10 games against the Kings, including a 128-99 win as a 7.5-point road favorite in their last meeting on January 12. Each of their last three matchups have been OVER results for totals bettors.
Miami battles the Kings, currently with a 19-38 mark (23-33-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 28-26 for the Heat and 33-23-1 for the Kings. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Heat - Kings odds would favor the Heat if the lines were set according to power ranks. Miami is rated No. 9 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Kings sit at No. 29. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 107-93 win for the Heat.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 103.2 PPG, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 30 at 104.3 PPG. The Heat field goal percentage has averaged 49.5% so far, more than the Kings shooters have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.
Defensively, the Kings feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.8 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.
The Kings were a 110-95 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (205) made winners of OVER bettors. The Kings endured a 110-95 loss at the hands of the Hornets on Sunday, despite an 18 -point effort from John Salmons at New Orleans Arena.
Miami won its last outing, a 109-105 result against the Cavaliers on February 24. The Heat failed to cover in that game as a 12-point favorite, while the 214 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Heat got a 28-point performance from LeBron James as Miami ran past Cleveland 109-105 on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Sacramento Kings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Orlando are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8
Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 10-0
A few Kings at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Sacramento's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 7 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Sacramento's last 15 games when playing on the road against Miami
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games at home
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Sacramento
Sacramento at Orlando, Wednesday, February 27
Miami home to Memphis, Friday, March 1