Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/22/21

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/22/21 Photo by Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat (13-17) at Oklahoma City Thunder (12-18)

NBA Basketball: Monday, February 22, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)

The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder +5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Monday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Miami Heat look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Miami Heat are averaging 106.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Bam Adebayo is averaging 19.6 points and 9.4 rebounds while Jimmy Butler is averaging 19.3 points and 7.6 assists. Tyler Herro is the third double-digit scorer and Kendrick Nunn is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.

The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 106.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 22.6 points and 5.5 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 14.5 points and seven rebounds. Hamidou Diallo is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game.

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The Heat are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Monday games. The Thunder are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 home games. The under is 7-3 in Heat last 10 Monday games. The under is 4-1 in Thunder last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

I'm still hesitant with the Miami Heat, but there's no doubt they're playing their best ball of the season and maybe a big win over the Lakers was the confidence booster this team needed to really flip the switch. The Oklahoma City Thunder are on the end of a back to back and lose at home by an average of 9.5 points while allowing 47.5 percent shooting from the field. OKC is simply not a good team right now. If the Heat are serious about getting back in the thick of the playoff race, they take care of business here. I'll lay the chalk. 

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Randy’s Pick Miami Heat -5

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