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Pointspread favors Heat in battle with Nets

Miami HeatNew Jersey Nets
April 16, 7:30 PM | Prudential Center

Miami Heat vs New Jersey Nets Odds

42-17TEAM RECORD22-39

Miami pays a visit to New Jersey on Monday, hoping to send the Nets to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Prudential Center.

The Nets sport records of 22-39 and 26-34-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Heat sit at 42-17 and 29-30 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 30-30-1 for the Nets and 24-33-2 for the Heat.

View Miami vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
New Jersey opened as 8.5-point underdogs, while the NBA total was set at 193 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Nets, currently No. 27 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Heat, who rate No. 3 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 103-91 victory for the Heat.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Jersey's No. 26-rated squad against Miami's No. 20-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Jersey rates No. 4 in the league with 7.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 5.6 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Heat own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 95.7 points per game when on the road. New Jersey, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in home scoring.

In their last action, Miami was a 93-85 winner on the road against the Knicks. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (178) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. New York was victimized for 29 points and 10 rebounds by LeBron James as the Heat defeated the Knicks 93-85 in NBA action on Sunday.

The Nets were a 94-82 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (176) made winners of UNDER bettors. New Jersey suffered a 94-82 loss against Boston on Saturday, getting 15 points from Gerald Green in a losing effort at Prudential Center.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing New York are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing New York are 3-7
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss 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 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Miami's last 21 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 16 of New Jersey's last 21 games when playing at home against Miami
New Jersey is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
New Jersey is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games at home
New Jersey is 5-14-1 ATS in its last 20 games at home

Next up:
Miami home to Toronto, Wednesday, April 18
New Jersey home to New York, Wednesday, April 18