Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets - 2/29/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Brooklyn Nets (26-32) at Miami Heat (37-22)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -7 -- Over/Under: 223
TV: YES, SUN
The Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat meet Saturday in NBA action at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 110.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 20.8 points and 6.6 assists while Caris LeVert is averaging 16.3 points and 3.8 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Taurean Prince is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.5 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Miami Heat need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 112.5 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.5 points and 6.8 rebounds while Goran Dragic is averaging 16.3 points and five assists. Bam Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer and Kendrick Nunn is dishing 3.6 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won six of their last nine home games.
The Nets are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games, 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games as an underdog and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games as a road underdog. The Heat are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games, 17-7-1 ATS in their last 25 games as a home favorite and 19-8-1 ATS in their last 28 home games. The under is 7-3 in Nets last 10 overall. The over is 5-0 in Heat last 5 overall. The Nets are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Miami and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets have been god awful when it comes to covering on the road, and they just lost to the Atlanta Hawks last night. The Miami Heat looked good last night, and they win at home by an average of 10.4 points while posting a 18-8-1 record against the spread. Assuming the Heat don't get back to their ways where they look awful on the end of a back to backs, they should cruise against a banged up Nets team that has to travel on the end of its back to back.