LeBron, Heat get visit from the Thunder
The Miami Heat are 6-0 both SU and ATS in their last six games against the Oklahoma City Thunder as those two teams hit the hardwood in NBA odds action on Wednesday.
The Heat were 2-0 both SU and ATS against the Thunder last season, and overall they're 7-3 both SU and ATS in their last 10 meetings dating back to 2011.
And a Heat trend that has seen them win 10 straight SU and go 9-1 ATS as a small home favorite bodes welll for Heat bettors here. The line was -4 in early wagering at BetOnline.
The OVER has paid off for totals bettors in three of their four most recent matchups.
The Heat bring a 32-12 record (20-24 ATS) to the battle against the 36-10 Thunder, who are 27-19 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Miami go 27-17 so far and the Thunder go 22-24. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Heat sit at No. 15 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Thunder are at No. 2 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Thunder will win this game 101-99.
Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 111-109 result against the Hawks on January 27. The Thunder failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 220 combined points took the game OVER the total. Kevin Durant poured in 41 points for Oklahoma City on Monday, as they defeated Atlanta 111-109 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Last time out for Miami, they were a 113-101 winner as they battled the Spurs at home. The Heat covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 214 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Miami got 24 points from Chris Bosh en route to a 113-101 victory over San Antonio on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 104.3 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 7 at 97.96 PPG. The Heat field goal percentage has averaged 50.92% so far, more than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 47.2% per game.
A few Thunder at Heat trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oklahoma City's last 11 games
Oklahoma City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Miami is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
Miami is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Oklahoma City at Brooklyn, Friday, January 31st
Miami at New York, Saturday, February 1st