Miami Heat (10-14) at Houston Rockets (11-13)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets +3 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Miami Heat and Houston Rockets meet Thursday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Miami Heat look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Miami Heat are averaging 106.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Bam Adebayo is averaging 20.1 points and 9.1 rebounds while Jimmy Butler is averaging 18.8 points and 6.8 assists. Tyler Herro is the third double-digit scorer and Goran Dragic is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game.
The Houston Rockets need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 109.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 45 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 22 points and 10.2 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 19.6 points and 5.2 assists. John Wall is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Heat are 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 Thursday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Rockets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 8-2 in Heat last 10 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 15-5-1 in Rockets last 21 overall. The Heat are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Miami Heat are playing their best ball of the season now that Butler is back in the lineup, and they're making 40 percent of their threes in their last five games. The Houston Rockets have struggled since Wood went down with an injury, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 12.8 points. The Heat are starting to head in the right direction and the confidence is slowly returning. I'll lay the bucket with the hotter team.