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Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 2/1/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat
Date & Time Friday February 1, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
American Airlines Arena
Miami, Florida
The Line
The Line: Miami Heat +4.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5
TV Channel
FSS, FSOK
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat meet Friday in NBA action at the American Airlines Arena.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 114.5 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 27.3 points and eight rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 21.7 points and 10.8 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five of their last seven road games.

The Miami Heat look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 105.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Josh Richardson is averaging 17.3 points and 3.8 assists while Dwyane Wade is averaging 13.8 points and 4.3 assists. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Justise Winslow is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have split their last eight home games.

The Thunder are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Heat are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. Western Conference, 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Northwest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Miami and 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-0 in Heat last 5 overall. The over is 9-2 in Thunder last 11 overall.

The Miami Heat should be motivated for a bounce back performance after such an embarrasing loss to the Chicago Bulls. The problem is that's who the Heat have been all year and the lack of offense continues to be a problem, as they're averaging just 98.6 points in their last five games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are playing their best and most consistent ball of the season right now and are winning by an average of 9.6 points during their six-game winning streak. The Thunder are also 11-6 ATS this season when a favorite of less than six points. I want no part of the Heat right now and their issues. I'll lay the reasonable number with the road team, as this line seems way too low.

Pick:
Oklahoma City Thunder -4.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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