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Nets home to Heat in NBA betting action

Miami HeatNew Jersey Nets
Jan 7, 7:30 PM | Prudential Center

Miami Heat vs New Jersey Nets Odds


A key NBA battle sees the visiting Heat travelling to New Jersey Saturday to face the Nets on Saturday.

The Nets bring a 2-6 record (3-5 ATS) to the battle against the 7-1 Heat, who are 4-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Jersey go 3-5 so far and the Heat go 5-3.

View Miami vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Nets - Heat odds would favor the Nets if the lines were set according to power ranks. New Jersey is rated No. 26 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Heat sit at No. 27. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 109-86 win for the Heat.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 29-ranked offense (84.9 PPG) against a Heat defense that ranks No. 23 at 97.4 PPG. The Nets have averaged 38.7% from the field per game, less than the Heat have managed so far this season (50.2% on average).

Defensively, the Heat feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.8 points per game. New Jersey, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.

The Heat were a 116-109 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 4–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (225) made winners of OVER bettors. The Heat got a 33-point performance from Chris Bosh as Miami handed Atlanta a 116-109 defeat on Thursday at Philips Arena.

In their last action, New Jersey was a 97-85 winner on the road against the Raptors. They covered the 6–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (182) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Nets got 24 points from Anthony Morrow as New Jersey ran past Toronto 97-85 on Friday at Air Canada Centre.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Golden State are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 1-9
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Heat at Nets trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
Miami is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
Miami is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 15 of New Jersey's last 20 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey's last 9 games
New Jersey is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games

Next up:
Miami at Golden State, Tuesday, January 10
New Jersey home to Atlanta, Monday, January 9