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New Orleans Pelicans Betting Favorite by -4 Against Miami Heat on Friday

The New Orleans Pelicans hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Miami Heat pay a visit to Smoothie King Center in NBA betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Miami Heat betting line opened this morning as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 206 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

A 110-104 result in favor of the Heat is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Miami Heat vs New Orleans Pelicans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Heat will try to spoil the party on Friday; they are 15-15 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the New Orleans Pelicans are 13-17-1 ATS. Miami is 14-16 vs the betting total points scored; New Orleans is 16-15. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Orleans vs Miami injuries news.

This game pits the New Orleans Pelicans, currently No. 25 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Miami Heat, who rate No. 17 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 12-rated NBA squad against Miami's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 20 in the league with 8.52 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 22 with 8.43 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Miami got 23 points and 23 rebounds from Hassan Whiteside en route to a 115-107 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday at American Airlines Arena.

The Pelicans got a terrific 34-point performance from Anthony Davis but Oklahoma City handed them a 121-110 defeat on Wednesday at Smoothie King Center.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Miami is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • Miami is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • New Orleans is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • New Orleans is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games
  • New Orleans is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami home to Oklahoma City, Tuesday, December 27th
New Orleans home to Dallas, Monday, December 26th