Pelicans vs. Heat - 3/22/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (40-29) at New Orleans Pelicans (26-43)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, FSN
The Miami Heat and New Orleans Pelicans clash Tuesday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The Miami Heat look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 99.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 97.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 19 points and 4.7 assists while Joe Johnson is averaging 15.7 points and three rebounds. Goran Dragic is dishing 5.9 assists and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.7 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won six of their last nine road games.
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The New Orleans Pelicans could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 103.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Jrue Holiday is averaging 16.6 points and six assists while Tim Frazier is averaging 14.7 points and 4.3 rebounds. Toney Douglas is dishing 2.3 assists and Dante Cunningham is grabbing three rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost four of their last six home games. Norris Cole and Ryan Anderson are questionable.
The Heat are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 vs. NBA Southwest. The Pelicans are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southeast and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Heat are 4-16-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings in New Orleans and 6-13-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings overall.
No Davis or Anderson? The Pelicans have clearly shut things down this season. The Heat are making a strong push for the third seed in the East and are looking like one of the top teams in the league. This has blowout written all over it.