Heat vs. Nets - 3/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (25-37) at Miami Heat (28-35)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, SUN
The Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat meet Wednesday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets look to snap a four-game losing streak. On the season, the Nets are averaging 96.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 99.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 15.5 points and 6.6 rebounds while Joe Johnson is averaging 15.1 points and 3.5 assists. Thaddeus Young is grabbing 4.3 rebounds and Deron Williams is dishing 6.2 assists. The Brooklyn Nets aren’t helping themselves at all in terms of the playoff race, as they’ve lost six of their last eight games. The Nets are coming off a loss to the Pelicans in which they allowed 51.7 percent shooting from the field and 57.1 percent from deep. Alan Anderson and Markel Brown are questionable with injuries.
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The Miami Heat need a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Heat are averaging 94.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 97 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 21.2 points and 5.2 assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 16.1 points and 5.1 assists. Luol Deng is grabbing five rebounds and Michael Beasley is shooting 43.2 percent from the field. The Miami Heat are shooting 46.8 percent from the field in their last five games but just 31.6 percent from deep. The Heat also have to be better at home if they’re going to make the playoffs, as they’re just 13-18 SU in front of their fans. Udonis Haslem is questionable with an injury and Hassan Whiteside is suspended.
The Nets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-18 ATS in their last 24 vs. NBA Southeast. The Heat are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Atlantic and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest. The Nets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Dragic will be back on the floor, which means a much better Heat team that puts together consistent offense. Take the home team and lay the bucket.