Heat meet Nets at Barclays Center
Coming off an upset loss to the Sixers on Wednesday night the Miami Heat will be back in action on Friday night as they take on the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center.
The Heat are a dominant 10-0 SU and 8-2 ATS over their past 10 games against the Nets, including 3-0 SU and ATS in the three games between the two teams last season. The UNDER paid out for totals bettors in each of those three games.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Nets are 0-1 so far on the season, and 0-1 ATS vs. the number. The Heat, meanwhile, are 1-1 and 1-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Brooklyn go 0-1 and the Heat go 2-0 on the totals.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Heat listed as -3-point favorites earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 193 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Nets and the No. 6-ranked Heat, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 97-90 result in favor of the Heat.
Last time out for Miami, they were a 114-110 loser as they battled the 76ers on the road. The Heat failed to cover in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 224 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Miami got 25 points and 13 assists from LeBron James in a losing cause in a 114-110 loss to Philadelphia on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center.
The Nets were a 98-94 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (192) made winners of UNDER bettors. Brooklyn got 21 points from Brook Lopez but lost anyway 98-94 against the Cavaliers on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.
A few Heat at Nets trends to consider:
Miami is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games
Miami is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Miami is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Brooklyn is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games
Brooklyn is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games at home
Brooklyn is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Miami at Washington, Sunday, November 3rd
Brooklyn at Orlando, Sunday, November 3rd