Miami Heat (6-9) at Brooklyn Nets (10-8)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -8 -- Over/Under: 234 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets meet Monday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Miami Heat need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Miami Heat are averaging 109.3 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Bam Adebayo is averaging 20.3 points and 8.9 rebounds while Tyler Herro is averaging 17.6 points and 3.8 assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Goran Dragic is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets look for a win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 120.3 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 31.2 points and 5.8 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 29.3 points and 4.6 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.9 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.
The Heat are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog. The Nets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Heat last 8 overall. The over is 13-3 in Nets last 16 overall. The Heat are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Brooklyn and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets are obviously the more talented team and the Heat are at a big disadvantage without Tyler Herro or Jimmy Butler. However, the Nets continue to struggle defensively and it's costing them covers. We know the Heat are going to play hard and compete regardless of who is on the court, and they had their chances to bet the Nets Saturday night with Bam leading the way. I'll grab the points again, as I can't back the Nets and their defensive struggles.