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NBA Lines: Heat vs. Mavs

The highly-anticipated Heat vs. Mavericks matchup on Saturday night will draw plenty of action from NBA bettors. Miami has let its fans down so far despite the fact management brought in LeBron James and Chris Bosh over the summer.

Dallas has won eight straight over Miami, and won’t be retreating anytime soon against the hired guns from the sunny south. The Heat, meanwhile, have been able to cover in five of those losses against the Mavericks at sportsbooks like Bovada. This fact should not be lost when wagering on the game.

Tyson Chandler is a main reason for the Mavericks' solid rebounding, and his defensive abilities help them keep their turnover rate down. They allow 92 points per game for the fourth-best mark in the league. It could be one of those times to pick Dallas to earn the win straight-up at home.

With the struggles of Miami, and the overall depth of the Mavericks' defense, the upper hand might just go to all the UNDER bettors in this one. Dallas games have predominantly paid out to UNDER bettors this season, while Heat games are near even in that category.

Miami is 1-6 against teams with winning records, and that does not bode well against the Mavericks, who are well above the .500 mark on the season.