Thunder vs. Heat Prediction
Will the Oklahoma City Thunder go on the road and continue their hot streak when they face the Miami Heat tonight at 8PM ET?
585 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. 586 Miami Heat
Friday, February 1, 2019
8PM ET – American Airlines Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Thunder are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Heat. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 218.5 points. The public betting for this game currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Oklahoma City is playing its best basketball of the season right now, as they have won six straight following a 126-117 win at Orlando on Tuesday. The Thunder have covered the spread in five of their last six games as well. OKC is 32-18 on the season, 15-11 on the road, 28-22 against the spread and 26-24 with the over.
The Thunder are putting up 114.5 points per game on offense this season while shooting 46 percent from the field. Defensively, OKC is giving up 109.5 points per game. The Thunder could be without center Steven Adams tonight, as he is questionable to play with an ankle injury. He is averaging 15.4 points and 10 rebounds per game this season. Paul George is leading the team in scoring with 27.3 points per game while Russell Westbrook is adding 21.7 points, 10.9 rebounds and 10.8 assists per contest.
Heat lose big to Bulls
Miami is coming off one of its worst losses of the season, falling at home to the Chicago Bulls, 105-89. The Heat have failed to cover the spread in three of their last four. Miami is now 24-25 on the season, 11-14 at home, 26-23 against the spread and 25-24 with the under.
The Heat have been strong on defense all season, allowing just 105.5 points per game while limiting opponents to 44.3 percent shooting. Offensively, Miami is putting up 105.3 points per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the field. Josh Richardson is leading the team with 17.3 points per game while Hassan Whiteside is adding 12.5 points and 12.3 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Thunder are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games playing on two days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games.
The Heat are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games against Northwest Division opponents.
Miami had a chance to really pick up some steam with three straight games against the Cavs, Knicks and Bulls. The struggled throughout, winning two of three but covering in just one. Now the Heat must play one of the hottest teams in the league. The Thunder have covered in three straight road games and have scored at least 117 points in six straight. Miami won’t be able to match that with their struggling offense.
NBA Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder -5.5