Heat at Rockets - 2/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (27-21) at Houston Rockets (25-25)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -5.5 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, SUN
The Miami Heat and Houston Rockets square off Tuesday night at the Toyota Center.
The Miami Heat look to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Miami Heat are averaging 95.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 95.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Chris Bosh is averaging 19.2 points and 7.6 rebounds while Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.7 points and 4.8 assists. Goran Dragic is dishing 5.1 assists and Gerald Green is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have lost six of their last 10 road games. Hassan Whiteside and Tyler Johnson are questionable.
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The Houston Rockets could use a victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 105.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.9 points and seven assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.4 points and 11.8 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Patrick Beverley is dishing 2.6 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have split their last 10 home games.
The Heat are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 vs. NBA Southwest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Rockets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southeast and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest. The Heat are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Houston and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Heat are starting to find their groove now that they're healthy, as they've won four straight for the first time since LeBron left Miami. The Rockets continue to be the most inconsistent team in the league. I'll take the points in a game the Heat have a shot to win outright.