The Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat meet Monday in NBA action at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another win to get back to a .500 record. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 102.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 18.8 points and 5.2 rebounds while George Hill is averaging 15.3 points and 2.5 rebounds. Luguentz Dort is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Roby is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Miami Heat look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The Miami Heat are averaging 103.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Bam Adebayo is averaging 19 points and eight rebounds while Tyler Herro is averaging 15.8 points and four assists. Goran Dragic is the third double-digit scorer and Avery Bradley is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 40.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game.
The Thunder are 23-10 ATS in their last 33 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Heat are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 18-8 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Thunder last 8 overall. The under is 5-1 in Heat last 6 home games. The Thunder are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Miami and 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
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The amount of disrespect the Oklahoma City Thunder get from oddsmakers is almost laughable up to this point, as they’re a young club on the rise, continues to compete and continues to be one of the best covering teams in the league. The Miami Heat look like a team that could have used an extra month of rest, as they’re turning the ball over left and right, and only the Thunder and Knicks are averaging more points per game than them. The Heat should win this game, but I’m not leaving eight free points on the table.