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New Orleans Pelicans at Miami Heat Betting Pick and Odds

The Miami Heat will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when the New Orleans Pelicans tip off at American Airlines Arena on Saturday in NBA play.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Heat to win this game 110-105. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Heat are 17-15 so far on the NBA season, and 13-17-2 ATS vs the spread betting line. The New Orleans Pelicans, meanwhile, are 16-16 and 17-14-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Miami go 11-20-1 and the Pelicans go 20-12 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami vs New Orleans injuries news.

The Heat - Pelicans betting odds would favor the Heat if the lines were set according to power rankings. Miami is rated No. 11 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the New Orleans Pelicans sit at No. 24.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Miami's No. 26-ranked offense (100.28 PPG) against a New Orleans Pelicans defense that ranks No. 29 at 111.38 PPG. The Miami Heat have averaged 45.76% from the field per game, less than the New Orleans Pelicans have managed so far this NBA season (48.92% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

DeMarcus Cousins scored 26 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading New Orleans over Orlando, 111-97, on Friday at Amway Center.

Miami got 28 points from Wayne Ellington en route to a 113-101 victory over Dallas on Friday at American Airlines Arena.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of New Orleans's last 12 games
  • New Orleans is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games on the road
  • New Orleans is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Miami
  • Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Miami's last 15 games
  • Miami is 3-14-2 ATS in its last 19 games at home
  • Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Orleans home to Brooklyn, Wednesday, December 27th
Miami home to Orlando, Tuesday, December 26th