The Brooklyn Nets (39-34) visit the Miami Heat (40-34) Saturday at Miami-Dade Arena. Tip is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Nets vs. Heat odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Nets were tripped up 116-114 against the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday, losing for the 2nd straight game to the Cavs and the 5th straight game overall. Brooklyn did grab the cover Thursday as a 3.5-point underdog, snapping an 0-4 against the streak (ATS) skid.
The Heat posted a 127-120 win over the New York Knicks Wednesday, cashing as a 2-point favorite as the Over (223.5) cashed. Miami has won 4 of its last 5 games and is 3-1 ATS in the past 4 outings. The Over is on a 5-2 run in the previous 7 contests for the Heat.
The Nets came away with a 116-105 win to cover a 1.5-point spread while the Over (209.5) cashed the last time these teams met on Feb 15 in Brooklyn. Miami was also tripped up 102-101 in the 1st regular-season meeting in South Florida, while the Under (223) cashed in that game.
Nets at Heat odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 7:02 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Nets +190 (bet $100 to win $190) | Heat -220 (bet $220 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Nets +5.5 (-110) | Heat -5.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 221.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)
Nets at Heat key injuries
- G Seth Curry (personal) out
- G Ben Simmons (back) out
- G Kyle Lowry (knee) questionable
- F Caleb Martin (knee) questionable
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Nets at Heat picks and predictions
Heat 114, Nets 110
The Heat (-220) will cost you more than 2 times your potential return, and that’s too risky in what should be a relatively close game. Miami is also dealing with some injuries to complementary players as well as Lowry and Martin.
While the Nets have been skidding lately, there is still plenty of risk backing the rather heavy favorite.
BET NETS +5.5 (-110) in this road game, as Brooklyn has cashed in 5 of the past 6 games away from home. The Nets are also 4-0 ATS in the past 4 games against teams with a winning overall record.
The Heat have cashed in just 7 of the past 22 games overall while hitting in only 4 of the previous 13 games at home.
Play the OVER 221.5 (-115).
The Over has connected in 4 consecutive games for the Heat and is 5-2 in their past 7 games.
While the Under is 6-2 in the past 8 meetings with the Nets, the Over is 11-5 in the past 16 games for Brooklyn following a straight-up loss.
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