Heat vs. Nets Free Pick
Last game: (12/1/12). MIAMI (-8) over Brooklyn, 102-89. Miami is coming off a 100-98 loss to a Rajon Rondo-less Boston team in overtime on Sunday. Brooklyn halted a two-game losing streak by defeating Orlando on Monday, 97-77 giving 9.5. The Heat travel to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. to take on the Nets at 8pmET.
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Heat as 2.5-point favorites versus the Nets, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 190 points. Miami is 28-13 overall while New Jersey is 27-18.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Heat opened as 2-point favorites and that’s where the line is currently sitting at some books, although many others have Miami at -2.5. The total, meanwhile, opened at 190 and has largely stayed at that number.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 81% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Heat. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Miami. According to latest NBA trends, Heat are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings, favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Brooklyn and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. Brooklyn is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games and is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
Miami is coming off a 100-98 double-overtime loss in Boston that dropped the Heat to 10-10 on the road. The Nets halted a two-game skid with a 97-77 win over Orlando on Monday. Brooklyn has dropped 12 consecutive games against Miami and has been outscored by 43 points in the first two meetings this season. Miami needs to get Chris Bosh, who is shooting 54% from the field, more involved. He too just three shots in their loss to Boston. Bosh averages 12.2 shot attempts per game, well back of James (18.8) and Wade (15.3). Brooklyn doesn't match up with the Heat's quickness. Miami wins this one easily.
2013 NBA FREE PICK: MIAMI HEAT -2.5