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Heat vs. Pelicans - 2/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans (27-27) at Miami Heat (23-30)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)

The Line: Miami Heat -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The New Orleans Pelicans and Miami Heat meet Saturday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena.

The New Orleans Pelicans have lost four straight games and end a two-game road trip. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 99.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting and are allowing 99.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.5 points on 10.3 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 16.8 points and 6.1 assists. Ryan Anderson is shooting 40.8 percent from the field and Omer Asik is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are coming off a tough Friday loss to the Orlando Magic, a game in which they shot just 42 percent from the field and scored just 37 second-half points. The Pelicans are shooting just 42 percent from the field in their last five games.

Heat vs. Pelicans - 2/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Miami Heat hope to stay in the playoff race despite losing six of their last nine games. On the season, the Heat are averaging 92.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting and are allowing 96.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 21.4 points and 5.4 assists while Luol Deng is averaging 14.3 points and 5.1 rebounds. Mario Chalmers is dishing 4.3 assists and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Miami Heat need everybody to step up with the recent illness to Chris Bosh, who may be out for the remainder of the season. The Heat played well in their Friday win over the New York Knicks, but are just 9-15 SU on their home court. Goran Dragic is questionable to make his Heat debut.

The Pelicans are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Heat are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Pelicans are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Miami and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall. 

Dragic is expected to play for the Heat, and you can expect a motivated and excited team in Miami. Also, the Heat are a team you should watch closely, as they seem to be ralling around the latest news about Bosh. Expect the Heat to come out swinging and get another W and cover. 

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