The Miami Heat have won 12 games in a row against the Brooklyn Nets as those Eastern Conference teams hit the hardwood in NBA betting action at the Barclays Center on Wednesday night.
Miami is 12-0 SU and 9-3 ATS over its past dozen games against Brooklyn, and 2-0 both SU and ATS in their two meetings so far this season. Both of their matchups this season were UNDER results for totals bettors on the NBA lines at the sportsbooks.
Supporters of the Heat have seen them go 28-13 and 20-21 ATS so far this season, while the Nets are at 27-18 and 21-22-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Nets are 20-25, while the Heat are 20-21.
The Heat were listed as 2-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 190 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 11-rated Heat taking on the No. 16-rated Nets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 103-99 win for the Heat on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Brooklyn's No. 17-ranked offense (96.1 PPG) against a Heat defense that ranks No. 13 at 97 PPG. The Nets have averaged 44.3% from the field per game, less than the Heat have managed so far this season (48.9% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Heat own the league's No. 11-rated mark, allowing 97.8 points per game when playing on the road. Brooklyn, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Miami, they were a 100-98 loser as they battled the Celtics on the road. The Heat failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 198 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Miami got 34 points from LeBron James en route to a 100-98 loss at the hands of Miami on Sunday at TD Garden.
Last time out for Brooklyn, they were a 97-77 winner as they battled the Magic at home. The Nets covered in the match as a 9.5-point favorite, while 174 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Orlando was run off the court by the Nets on Monday as Brooklyn blasted the Magic 97-77 at Barclays Center.
Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Indiana are 7-3
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
A few Heat at Nets trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Brooklyn
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
Brooklyn is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
Brooklyn is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 6 games
Miami at Indiana, Friday, February 1
Brooklyn home to Chicago, Friday, February 1