Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 10, 2019, 8:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Brooklyn -3.5 -- Over/Under 218
The Miami Heat and the Brooklyn Nets duke it out at the Barclays Center on Wednesday night.
The Miami Heat will be looking to send Dwyane Wade off on a winning note after snapping a four-game skid with a 122-99 home win over the 76ers last night. Dwyane Wade started the game and led the way with 30 points on 10 of 23 shooting, Bam Adebayo added 19 points with nine rebounds and two blocks while Justise Winslow chipped in with 16 points. As a team, the Heat shot a healthy 52 percent from the field and 13 of 27 from the 3-point line as they dominated right from the tipoff to lead by as many as 35 points before taking their foot off the gas in the fourth quarter. With the dominant win, Miami improved to 39-42 overall and 19-22 at home.
Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets have been in decent shape as they’ve won five of their last nine games overall and they will be gunning for a third straight victory after beating the Pacers in a 108-96 road win on Sunday. D’Angelo Russell led the team with 20 points and six assists, Joe Harris added 19 points while Caris LeVert chipped in with 18 points off the bench. As a team, the Nets shot 45 percent from the field and 11 of 36 from the 3-point line, but the key to their victory was their effort on the boards as they outrebounded the Pacers by 52-33 with a total of 17 offensive rebounds. With the win, Brooklyn improved to 41-40 overall and 19-22 on the road which is good for sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
Looking at the betting trends, the Heat are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games, 26-10-1 ATS in their last 37 games playing on zero days rest and 45-18-2 ATS in their last 65 road games against a team with a winning home record. The Nets are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 games playing on two days rest and the Nets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Head to head, the under is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings, the Heat are 20-7 ATS in the last 27 meetings in Brooklyn and the Heat are 12-5-1 ATS in the last 18 meetings overall.
The Nets will be looking to fine tune their play in their last game before the playoffs, while the Heat will be looking to send off Wade in his last ever NBA game. This should be a close one and I may be thinking with my heart, but the Heat are 20-7 ATS in the last 27 meetings in Brooklyn and 12-5-1 ATS in the last 18 meetings overall, so I’m banking on them to come out firing as they did in their last outing as Wade caps off his career with a win.