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New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

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

Sports bettors looking to pick the New Orleans Pelicans as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -2.5-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 214.5 for Friday at shops such as MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 112-107 win for the Pelicans on Friday. 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 New Orleans Pelicans currently sport a record of 31-26, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 29-27-1 ATS. The Miami Heat are 30-28 and 28-27-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pelicans post a 33-23-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Heat have gone 24-33-1 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Orleans vs Miami injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 23 (New Orleans Pelicans) and the No. 13 (Heat) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Miami Heat rank No. 20 in the league with 42.62 per game. That compares with New Orleans's No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Orleans is the NBA's No. 14-ranked team at 10.7 per game, while the Miami Heat rate No. 10 with 11.02 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Heat got 22 points from James Johnson, but it was Philadelphia that prevailed in a 104-102 final on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center.

The battle between the Pelicans and Lakers didn't turn out to be much of a battle at all as Los Angeles was handed a 139-117 defeat on Wednesday at Smoothie King Center.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
  • Miami is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games
  • New Orleans is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • New Orleans is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of New Orleans's last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami home to Memphis, Saturday, February 24th
New Orleans at Milwaukee, Sunday, February 25th