Rockets at Heat - 11/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (0-2) at Miami Heat (1-1)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -2 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Miami Heat play Sunday afternoon at the American Airlines Arena.
The Houston Rockets look for their first victory when they take the road for the first time. The Houston Rockets are averaging 88.5 points on 35.5 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 48.3 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 19 points and 5.5 assists while Montrezl Harrell is averaging 12.5 points and three rebounds. Ty Lawson is dishing 5.5 assists and Dwight Howard is grabbing seven rebounds. The Houston Rockets just can’t get any offense going, and they’re shooting just 22.4 percent from deep. Meanwhile, the Rockets aren’t playing much defense either and have lost four of their last five when allowing 100-plus points. Donatas Motiejunas is questionable with a back injury.
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The Miami Heat look to get a game above a .500 record when they play their second home game. The Miami Heat are averaging 98 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 22.5 points and four assists while Chris Bosh is averaging 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing six assists. The Miami Heat are getting 70.9 percent of their points from their starters, and they’re shooting 43.9 percent from deep in the first two games. Bosh is 13-28 from the field in his first two games since returning from a blood clot. The Heat have won 10 of their last 14 home games.
The Rockets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Heat are 35-17-1 ATS in their last 53 Sunday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The Rockets are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Do you know this Rockets team? Me neither. The Rockets just look lost on both ends of the court and I'm not sure a road game is going to help. The Heat also play better at home. Give me Miami to win by more than a bucket.