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Rockets visit Heat in NBA clash

Houston RocketsMiami Heat
April 22, 6:00 PM | AmericanAirlines Arena

Houston Rockets vs Miami Heat Odds

33-31TEAM RECORD45-18

AmericanAirlines Arena features an NBA battle between the host Miami Heat and the visiting Houston Rockets in betting action on Sunday.

Miami will face the 33-31 Rockets, who own a 31-32-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Heat are 25-36-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Rockets are 29-34-1 favoring the OVER.

View Houston vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Heat, currently No. 3 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Rockets, who rate No. 18 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 104-97 victory for the Heat.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Miami's No. 20-rated squad against Houston's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Miami rates No. 20 in the league with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 10 with 7.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 100.6 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 99-96 winner as they battled the Warriors at home. The Rockets failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point favorite, while 195 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Houston got 20 points from Courtney Lee en route to a 99-96 victory over Golden State on Saturday at Toyota Center.

In their last action, Miami was an 86-84 loser at home against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (170) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Miami suffered an 86-84 loss against Washington on Saturday, getting 16 points from Mario Chalmers in a losing effort at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing New Orleans are 4-6
After playing Golden State are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 9-1
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Rockets at Heat trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games when playing on the road against Miami
Houston is 6-11-1 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Houston is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Miami is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games
Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Houston home to New Orleans, Thursday, April 26
Miami at Boston, Tuesday, April 24