Heat vs Nets Betting Matchup Report
Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat Odds
The Nets will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Heat in Miami at AmericanAirlines Arena on Wednesday in NBA action.
Miami will face the 1-1 Nets, who own a 1-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Heat are 3-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Nets are 2-0 favoring the OVER.
The visitors opened this morning as 9-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 200 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Heat, currently No. 5 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Nets, who rate No. 29 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 111-104 victory for the Heat.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 111.8 PPG, against a Nets defense that ranks No. 26 at 103.5 PPG. The Heat field goal percentage has averaged 52% so far, more than the Nets shooters have achieved on the year, 46.2% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nets own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game when playing on the road. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring on their home court.
Brooklyn was a 107-96 loser in its last match at home against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 203 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Joe Johnson scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Nets to victory (they lost 107-96 to Minnesota at Barclays Center on Monday).
The Heat were a 124-99 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Suns. They covered the 13-point spread as favorites, while the total score (223) made winners of OVER bettors. The Heat blew out Phoenix on Monday, running up the score in a 124-99 win at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 8-2
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Nets at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 7 games
Brooklyn is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Miami
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 Brooklyn
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Brooklyn at Orlando, Friday, November 9
Miami at Atlanta, Friday, November 9