Miami Heat vs. Sacramento Kings - 11/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento Kings (2-2) at Miami Heat (1-2)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm (American Airlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -3.5 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
The Sacramento Kings and Miami Heat meet Tuesday night in NBA action at the American Airlines Arena.
The Sacramento Kings hope for a strong road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 102 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 26 points and 10.3 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 22.3 points and 2.8 assists. Matt Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Ty Lawson is dishing 6.8 assists. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have lost 12 of their last 20 road games.
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The Miami Heat are still looking for their first home victory after a slow 1-2 start to the season. The Miami Heat are averaging 99.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 99.7 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Hassan Whiteside is averaging 21.7 points and 14.7 rebounds while Goran Dragic is averaging 18.3 points and 6.7 assists. Justise Winslow is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Johnson is grabbing four rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 40.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won six of their last eight home games.
The Kings are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Heat are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Kings are 3-11 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Miami and 7-21 ATS in the last 28 meetings overall.
The Miami Heat have blown fourth quarter leads against the Hornets and the Spurs, preventing this young and new roster from getting off to a surprising 3-0 record to start the season. The Kings are improved from a year ago but are still hard to trust due to their sloppy play and inconsistent scoring outside of Cousins, who can only do so much. Add in the fact the Kings played last night, and the Heat should get their first home win of the season and cover of the small line.