Heat vs. Suns - 3/3/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (15-44) at Miami Heat (33-26)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -14 -- Over/Under: 212 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, SUN
The Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat square off Thursday night at the American Airlines Arena.
The Phoenix Suns could use a win after losing 14 of their last 15 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 100.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Mirza Teletovic is averaging 11 points and 3.3 rebounds while Devin Booker is averaging 10.7 points and 1.8 assists. T.J. Warren is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and Archie Goodwin is dishing 2.1 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Suns are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns haven’t won a road game since December 7.
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The Miami Heat look to keep rolling after winning 11 of their last 16 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 97.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 96.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 19 points and 4.1 rebounds while Joe Johnson is averaging 18 points and 3.5 assists. Goran Dragic is dishing 5.5 assists and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.5 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won six of their last 11 home games.
The Suns are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-21 ATS in their last 26 road games. The Heat are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games. The Suns are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Miami and 6-21 ATS in the last 27 meetings overall.
This is a ton of points to lay, but the Suns are one of the worst teams in the league and don't have enough healthy bodies to hang with a Miami team that's starting to click with the addition of JJ. I'll take the Heat in a blowout.