Thunder vs. Heat - 3/22/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (32-36) at Oklahoma City Thunder (39-30)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -5.5 -- Over/Under: 212 See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, FSOK
The Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Sunday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Miami Heat look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Heat are averaging 95.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting and are allowing 97 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 21.8 points and 5.2 assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 17.1 points and 5.7 assists. Luol Deng is shooting 48.8 percent from the field and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The Miami Heat are playing their most consistent ball of the season and have their eyes set on the sixth seed in the East. The Heat are shooting 50.2 percent from the field in their last five games and have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring 100-plus points. The Heat have lost their last three road games.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder also look for a win after winning five of their last seven. On the season, the Thunder are averaging 103.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting and are allowing 100.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.8 points and 8.5 assists while Anthony Morrow is averaging 10.1 points and 2.5 rebounds. D.J. Augustin is dishing 3.3 assists and Steven Adams is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder keep having players drop like flies, but Westbrook has posted nine triple doubles on the season and is carrying OKC at the moment. The Thunder have won 11 of their last 12 home games and are shooting 46.4 percent from the field in their last five games. Enes Kanter is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Heat are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Heat are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Oklahoma City and 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
Not sure how you can't take the points and a red hot Heat team. OKC is a one-man team right now while Miami is playing with confidence and getting help from everybody. Don't be surprised if the Heat win outright.