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Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets in NBA odds tilt

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Dec 1, 7:30 PM | AmericanAirlines Arena

Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat Odds


Riding an 11-game winning streak against the Nets, the Heat will try to pay off on the NBA betting lines against them once again on Saturday night as the teams hit the hardwood down in Miami.

The Heat have managed to cover the posted spread in eight of their last 10 games against the Nets, including in a 103-73 rout of Brooklyn at home as a 10-point favorite on November 7. That was only the second UNDER result over their last six meetings.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Heat currently sports a record of 11-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-8 ATS. The Nets are 11-4 and 10-4-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Heat post a 8-6 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Nets have gone 5-10 against the number.

View Brooklyn vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Heat sat as 9-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 197.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Heat and the No. 14-ranked Nets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 103-102 result in favor of the Nets.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Miami's No. 27-rated squad against Brooklyn's No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Miami rates No. 3 in the league with 8.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 7.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, giving up 89.6 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

Brooklyn was a 98-86 winner in its last match on the road against the Magic. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 184 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Joe Johnson scored 22 points leading the Nets to a 98-86 victory over Orlando at Amway Center on Friday.

Miami won its last outing, a 105-100 result against the Spurs on November 29. The Heat failed to cover in that game as a 13-point favorite, while the 205 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Heat got 23 points from LeBron James as Miami ran past San Antonio 105-100 on Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Oklahoma City are 3-7
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Nets at Heat trends to consider:
Brooklyn is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Brooklyn's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Brooklyn
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Brooklyn home to Oklahoma City, Tuesday, December 4
Miami at Washington, Tuesday, December 4