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OVER a Hot Bet Between Pelicans, Heat

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The New Orleans Pelicans have thrown in the towel on a lost season, and Monday’s decision to sit injury-riddled star Anthony Davis for the remainder of the campaign shows they’re trying to bottom out as much as possible to obtain a higher draft pick in the lottery. The Pellies play host to the Miami Heat on Tuesday, which has traditionally been a profitable series for OVER bettors. The OVER is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between the squads.

Shark Bites
  • The Pelicans are 0-4 SU in their last four games after winning as an underdog.
  • The Heat are 0-4 ATS in their last four games after a win.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Pelicans' last 10 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.

The Heat are getting the job done against weaker squads as of late, a big reason why they’ve rocketed up the Eastern Conference standings. Miami is 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 versus teams with losing records. They haven’t been a safe bet coming off a win, however, going 0-4 ATS in their previous four after triumphing in the previous contest. Miami topped Cleveland 122-101 on Saturday.

Do you own a pair of basketball shoes? If so, you may be able to play for the Pelicans right now. Here’s a look at New Orleans’ injury report tonight: Anthony Davis, Quincy Pondexter, Tyreke Evans, Bryce Dejean-Jones and Eric Gordon are officially ruled out for the tilt. Norris Cole is listed as questionable. This could be a long night for the Pels.

Miami Heat vs New Orleans Pelicans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Heat will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 36-32-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the New Orleans Pelicans are 29-40 ATS. Miami is 29-40 against the points scored total betting line, while New Orleans is 37-31-1 versus the line. 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. 21 (New Orleans Pelicans) and the No. 10 (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. 11 in the league with 44.23 per game. That compares with New Orleans's No. 22 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Orleans is the NBA's No. 13-ranked team at 8.61 per game, while the Miami Heat rate No. 27 with 6.1 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Heat and Cavaliers didn't turn out to be much of a battle at all as Cleveland was handed a 122-101 defeat on Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

New Orleans earned a 109-105 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday, getting 22 points from Jrue Holiday at Smoothie King Center.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Miami is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games
  • Miami is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • New Orleans is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • New Orleans is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans's last 9 games
  • New Orleans is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at San Antonio, Wednesday, March 23rd
New Orleans at Indiana, Thursday, March 24th