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Miami Heat vs Houston Rockets 10/10/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Houston Rockets vs Miami Heat
October 10, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Heat -8.5 / Houston Rockets +8.5
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The Houston Rockets and Miami Heat meet Monday in preseason NBA action at the FTX Arena. The Houston Rockets have won 5 of their last 9 preseason games. The Miami Heat have won 8 of their last 10 preseason games.

The Houston Rockets are averaging 134 points on 54.6 percent shooting and allowing 96 points on 35.5 percent shooting. Jabari Smith Jr. is averaging 21 points and 8 rebounds, while Tari Eason is averaging 21 points and 10 rebounds. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Alperen Şengün is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 44.4 percent from beyond the arc and 54.5 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 26.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 60 rebounds per game.

The Miami Heat are averaging 111 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 121 points on 51.2 percent shooting. Bam Adebayo is averaging 22 points and 6 rebounds, while Tyler Herro is averaging 22 points and 6 rebounds. Caleb Martin is the third double-digit scorer and Omer Yurtseven is grabbing 9 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 57.9 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 39.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game.

The Miami Heat have been kind to us this preseason and as I’ve mentioned many times, they’re a competitive bunch that plays hard regardless of who is on the court or if the game counts or not. Oddsmakers have caught up and made the Heat massive favorites here. On the other side, we’ve cashed twice with the Houston Rockets as underdogs. A raw team but extremely athletic and very talented, the Rockets are one of those teams that usually thrives in the preseason. Playing time is on the table, and that typically creates a competitive atmosphere. Give me the points with the Rockets for a third straight game.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Houston Rockets +8.5

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