Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets - 12/28/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (8-22) at Miami Heat (18-11)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -9 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, SUN
The Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat square off Monday night at the American Airlines Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets need a big win after losing five of their last six games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 96.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 19.1 points and 8.2 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 16 points and 9.4 rebounds. Jarrett Jack is dishing 7.3 assists and Joe Johnson is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost eight of their last 10 road games.
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The Miami Heat look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Miami Heat are averaging 96.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 94.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.7 points and 4.4 assists while Chris Bosh is averaging 18.2 points and 8.1 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing 5.3 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.7 turnovers per game. The Miami Heat have won five of their last eight home games. Josh McRoberts and Tyler Johnson are questionable.
The Nets are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games overall. The Heat are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Nets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Miami and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Heat are slowly starting to find their groove as a team on the offensive end as they hope to become a true contender in the East. The Nets are brutal on the road and have truly just one offensive player in Lopez. Heat roll big here.