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Heat visit Rockets in hoops battle

Miami HeatHouston Rockets
Nov 12, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

Miami Heat vs Houston Rockets Odds

5-2TEAM RECORD3-3

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Heat travelling to Houston Monday to face the Rockets on Monday.

The Rockets bring a 3-3 record (3-3 ATS) to the battle against the 5-2 Heat, who are 4-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston go 2-4 so far and the Heat go 3-4. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Heat before tip-off in this one found them as 5-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 195 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 7-rated Heat taking on the No. 16-rated Rockets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 103-99 win for the Heat on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 19-ranked offense (94.5 PPG) against a Heat defense that ranks No. 22 at 98.9 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 40.6% from the field per game, less than the Heat have managed so far this season (49.5% on average).

Defensively, the Heat feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 99 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.

Miami was a 104-86 loser in its last match on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 190 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Miami got 22 points from Chris Bosh but lost anyway 104-86 against the Grizzlies on Sunday at FedExForum.

The Rockets were a 96-82 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pistons. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (178) made winners of UNDER bettors. Houston got 20 points from James Harden en route to a 96-82 victory over Detroit on Saturday at Toyota Center.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing New Orleans are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Heat at Rockets trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Miami is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 10 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games when playing Miami

Next up:
Miami at LA Clippers, Wednesday, November 14
Houston home to New Orleans, Wednesday, November 14

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