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NBA Betting: Thunder vs. Heat

Miami will look to improve on its 46-21 record on Wednesday when they host Oklahoma City in NBA odds action at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Heat bring a 46-21 record (31-35-1 ATS) to the battle against the 43-23 Thunder, who are 35-31 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Miami go 35-31-1 so far and the Thunder go 38-28.

View Oklahoma City vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Miami opened as 6.5-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 203 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 9-rated Thunder taking on the No. 3-rated Heat in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 108-104 win for the Heat on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 101.7 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 20 at 101.7 PPG. The Heat field goal percentage has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 46.2% per game.

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.8 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 116-89 result against the Wizards on March 14. The Thunder covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite, while the 205 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Oklahoma City cruised to victory on Monday, running Washington out of the gym and running up a 116-89 score at Verizon Center.

The Heat were a 110-80 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They covered the 5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (190) made winners of UNDER bettors. San Antonio was run off the court by the Heat on Monday as Miami blasted the Spurs 110-80 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 5-5
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing San Antonio are 3-7
After a win are 7-3


A few Thunder at Heat trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 8 games when playing Miami
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 8 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
Miami is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Miami is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Oklahoma City

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to Charlotte, Friday, March 18
Miami at Atlanta, Friday, March 18

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