Heat seek some revenge on the Nets
LeBron James and the Miami Heat will be looking to pay back the Brooklyn Nets for a loss earlier in the season on Friday night as those teams hit the hardwood together in NBA action.
The Nets edged the Heat 101-100 as a 4-point home underdog on the NBA betting lines in their first meeting of the season on November 1, which ended Brooklyn's long losing streak against Miami. The game turned out to be an OVER result on the totals.
The Heat will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 17-19 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Nets are 16-19 ATS. Miami is 21-15 against the total, while Brooklyn is 18-16-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 11-rated Heat taking on the No. 26-rated Nets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 99-88 win for the Heat on Friday.
In their last action, Miami was a 102-92 loser on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (194) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. LeBron James was dynamite, scoring 32 points and adding 5 rebounds but New York still won, 102-92, over Miami on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
Last time out for Brooklyn, they were a 102-98 winner as they battled the Warriors at home. The Nets covered in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 200 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Joe Johnson scored 27 points for Brooklyn on Wednesday, leading the Nets to a 102-98 victory over Golden State at Barclays Center.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Heat rank No. 30 in the league with 36.36 per game. That compares with Brooklyn’s No. 28 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Brooklyn is the NBA’s No. 16-ranked team at 7.4 per game, while the Heat rate No. 10 with 8.11 per contest.
A few Heat at Nets trends to consider:
Miami is 11-2-1 SU in its last 14 games
Miami is 11-3-1 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Miami is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Brooklyn
Miami is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing Brooklyn
Brooklyn is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Brooklyn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games
Brooklyn is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Miami at Washington, Wednesday, January 15th
Brooklyn at Toronto, Saturday, January 11th