Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks
|Date & Time||Saturday December 14, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)|
American Airlines Center
Miami Heat @ Dallas Mavericks -7 O/U 215.5
The Miami Heat travel to the American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks. The Miami Heat have won back to back games in overtime, beating the Atlanta Hawks 135-121 and the Chicago Bulls 110-105 to improve their record to 18-7 on the year. The Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons 122-111 to improve to 17-7 on the season.
The Heat average 112 points per game and are led in scoring by offseason acquisition Jimmy Butler who averages 20.6 points per game and also leads the team in assists with 7 per game. Also contributing to the Heat’s early success has been center Bam Adebayo who averages a double-double with 15.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Shooting guard Kris Nunn adds 16.2 points and 3.3 assists per game.
The Mavericks average 118.1 points per game and are led by the hottest player in the NBA, Luka Doncic. Doncic averages 30.4 points, 10 rebounds and 9.3 assists. Luka Doncic has dominated to start the season and will look to continue to take the NBA by storm and build on his MVP resume. The Mavericks also have young superstar Kristaps Porzingis who averages 16.6 points per games and adds 8.7 rebounds.
The Heat defense allows 104.9 points per game which ranks 8th in the NBA to start the season, the Mavericks allow 107.8 points per game which ranks 14th.
Both teams have started well ATS with the Heat posting a 15-8-2 record ATS and the Mavericks positing a 15-9 ATS record this season. The Heat despite playing solid defense, have had their total go over in four of the last six games and the Mavericks have a 15-9 record on hitting going over the total this season. The total of this game will go over. Final Score Prediction, Dallas Mavericks 120 Miami Heat 113.