Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat Pick-Odds-Prediction 3/4/14
Miami Heat (42-14) at Houston Rockets (40-19)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -1.5 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat head to Houston on Tuesday to face off against the Rockets and their high powered offense.
The Houston Rockets are playing some solid ball this season, having a record of 40-19 this season and owning a fifth place spot in the West. The Rockets have one of the elite offenses in the league this year, ranking third in the NBA in points scored per game, with an average of 106.4. Houston has been playing well as of late, winning three out of their last four heading into this home game against the Heat.
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The Miami Heat are sitting at 43-14 this season after destroying the Bobcats on Monday night 124-107. The Heat are currently in second place in the East, holding an eleven game lead over the third place Raptors at this point. The Heat are ranked in the top ten in the league in both points scored, and points allowed this season, and I see no signs of this team letting up any time soon. The Heat have now won eight straight games heading into this meeting with Houston, but this will be the first game in a tough three game road stretch for Miami.
The Miami Heat are 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games on the road, and the Heat are 5-0-2 against the spread in their last seven games overall. Miami is also 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six games against teams with a winning record.
The Houston Rockets are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games against teams with winning records, and the Rockets are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games against the East. The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between the Rockets and the Heat.
Tough call here, but I have found in the NBA that you don’t make a living betting against James and the Heat. This is a tough spot for Miami, but getting points against anyone right now looks solid with this team.