James, Heat set to face Nets in Miami
The Brooklyn Nets are 2-0 both SU and ATS in their last two games against the Miami Heat as they look to pull off the upset on the NBA odds when they meet again on Wednesday.
Brooklyn got past Miami 104-95 as a 5-point underdog on the NBA betting lines when those teams last hit the hardwood together back on January 10. That dropped Miami to 8-2 SU and 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games against the Nets since 2010.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Heat are 44-17 so far on the season, and 30-30-1 ATS vs. the number. The Nets, meanwhile, are 32-30 and 33-29 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Miami go 34-27 and the Nets go 31-29-2 on the totals.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Nets listed as 8-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 201 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
The Heat - Nets odds would favor the Heat if the lines were set according to power ranks. Miami is rated No. 13 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Nets sit at No. 16. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-91 win for the Heat.
In their last action, Brooklyn was a 101-97 winner at home against the Raptors. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (198) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Shaun Livingston scored 18 points leading the Nets to a 101-97 victory over Toronto at Barclays Center on Monday.
Last time out for Miami, they were a 99-90 winner as they battled the Wizards at home. The Heat covered in the match as an 8-point favorite, while 189 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. LeBron James scored 23 points leading the Heat to a 99-90 victory over Washington at AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Miami's No. 30-rated squad against Brooklyn's No. 29-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Miami rates No. 14 in the league with 8.08 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 8.15 per outing.
A few Nets at Heat trends to consider:
Brooklyn is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Brooklyn is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 6 games on the road
Brooklyn is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Miami
Miami is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games
Miami is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Miami is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 9 games
Brooklyn at Washington, Saturday, March 15th
Miami home to Denver, Friday, March 14th