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NBA Betting Pick - New Orleans Pelicans -1.5 Point Underdogs vs Miami Heat

Miami Heat


New Orleans Pelicans
Friday, February 27, 2015 8:00 PM ET
Smoothie King Center

The New Orleans Pelicans will try to pay off for their betting supporters on Friday when they play host to the Miami Heat at Smoothie King Center in NBA basketball wagering action.

Miami Heat vs New Orleans Pelicans Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Miami Heat listed as -1.5-point favorites earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 195.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Computer Prediction: Miami Heat vs New Orleans Pelicans Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 95-94 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New Orleans Pelicans sit at 30-27 (33-24 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Miami Heat are currently 25-31 (24-29-3 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? New Orleans is 31-24-2 OU and Miami is 23-32-1 OU. This season the New Orleans Pelicans are 30-27 overall and 33-24 ATS against the number, while the Miami Heat are 25-31 and 24-29-3 ATS. As for the totals, New Orleans is 31-24-2 on the OU, and Miami is 23-32-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Orleans vs Miami injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the New Orleans Pelicans at No. 12 and the Miami Heat at No. 20 heading into this NBA contest.

How Miami Heat vs New Orleans Pelicans Stats Matchup

Offensively the game matches up New Orleans's No. 17-ranked offense (99.7 PPG) against a Miami Heat defense that ranks No. 4 at 96.68 PPG. The New Orleans Pelicans have averaged 45.4% from the field per game, less than the Miami Heat have managed so far this NBA season (45.52% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Heat got 21 points from Luol Deng as Miami ran past Orlando 93-90 on Wednesday at Amway Center.

The Pelicans grabbed a 102-96 win over the Nets on Wednesday, behind a 25-point effort from Quincy Pondexter at Smoothie King Center.

Miami Heat vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Odds Trends

Miami is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Miami's last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games
New Orleans is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games at home
New Orleans is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
New Orleans is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami home to Atlanta, Saturday, February 28th
New Orleans at Denver, Sunday, March 1st