Heat vs. Kings - 3/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (21-38) at Miami Heat (27-33)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -5.5 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSAC, SUN
The Sacramento Kings and Miami Heat meet Saturday at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Sacramento Kings look for a win after losing five of their last seven. On the season, the Kings are averaging 100.3 points on 45 percent shooting and are allowing 104.3 points on 45 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 23.4 points and 12 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 20 points and 3.8 assists. Ben McLemore is shooting 43.8 percent from the field and Omri Casspi is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings have allowed 100-plus points in eight of their last 10 games and are coming off a loss to the Magic in which they allowed 56.5 percent shooting. The Sacramento Kings are now just 8-20 SU on the road, and their lack of defense isn’t going to help that record moving forward.
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The Miami Heat need a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Heat are averaging 94.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting and are allowing 96.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Goran Dragic is averaging 15.9 points and 4.9 assists while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 11.1 points and 10.1 rebounds. Mario Chalmers is dishing 4.1 assists and Michael Beasley is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Miami Heat are coming off a loss to the Wizards in which they nearly pulled off a 35-point comeback. The Heat have to win this game in order to get back in the playoff standings, and they’re just 12-17 SU on their home court. Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng are questionable with injuries.
The Kings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 road games. The Heat are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Pacific and 2-6-2 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Kings are 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Miami and 6-22 ATS in the last 28 meetings overall.
The Kings are already looking ahead to next season, while the Heat are playing some of their best ball right now and should carry that confidence from Friday's loss into this game. Take Miami to get the W and the cover.