Heat host the Mavericks in Miami
The Miami Heat are 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in their past four games against the Dallas Mavericks with those teams set to hit the hardwood down in South Florida on Friday.
The Heat and Mavericks last met back in January, when Miami won 119-109 but failed to cover the 10.5-point spread at home on the NBA betting lines at the sportsbooks.
That was the sixth straight OVER result in a Miami/Dallas matchup.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Heat currently sport a record of 5-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-5 ATS. The Mavericks are 5-3 and 5-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Heat post a 6-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Mavericks have gone 5-3 against the number.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Heat and the No. 18-ranked Mavericks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 103-100 result in favor of the Heat.
Dallas was a 105-95 winner in its last match at home against the Wizards. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 200 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Monta Ellis scored 19 points leading the Mavericks to a 105-95 victory over Washington at American Airlines Center on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Miami's No. 30-rated squad against Dallas's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Miami rates No. 4 in the league with 9.62 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 6 with 9.38 per outing.
A few Mavericks at Heat trends to consider:
Dallas is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games
Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Dallas is 18-7 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
Dallas is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing Miami
Miami is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Miami's last 13 games
Miami is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Dallas at Orlando, Saturday, November 16th
Miami at Charlotte, Saturday, November 16th