Suns vs. Heat Prediction
Will the Miami Heat be able to lock in at home tonight and pick up a lopsided win over the Phoenix Suns at 7:30PM ET?
567 Phoenix Suns vs. 568 Miami Heat
Monday, February 25, 2019
7:30PM ET – American Airlines Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Heat are heavily favored at home, as they are getting odds of -8.5 points against the Suns. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 215.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 56 percent going on the Suns on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Suns lose 17 straight
Phoenix is coming off a 120-112 loss at Atlanta on Saturday for its 17th consecutive loss. The Suns have failed to cover in four straight as well. Phoenix is 11-50 overall, 4-28 on the road, 25-36 against the spread and 34-27 with the under.
The Suns are a mess on both sides of the ball. The offense averages just 105.9 points per game while shooting a league-worst 32.7 percent from the arc. Defensively, Phoenix is giving up 116.1 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 48.3 percent from the field. T.J. Warren will be out tonight due to an ankle injury. Devin Booker is leading the team with 24.7 points and 6.7 assists per game while Warren was averaging 18 points.
Heat struggling as well
Miami is coming off a 119-96 loss at home to the Pistons on Saturday for their fifth loss in six games. The Heat have managed to cover the spread in three of their last five. Miami is now 26-32 overall, 11-17 at home, 30-28 against the spread and 29-29 with the over/under total.
The Heat are one of the stronger defensive teams in the league, giving up just 105.9 points per game while opponents are held to 44.5 percent shooting. Offensively, Miami is putting up 104.8 points per game while shooting 44.6 percent as a team. Justise Winslow, James Johnson and Rodney McGruder are all listed as doubtful to play tonight due to injuries. Josh Richardson is leading the team this season with 17.6 points per game while Goran Dragic is adding 14.5 points and 4.5 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Suns are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 road games against a team with a losing home record, but 0-5 ATS in their last five road games.
Miami has failed to cover the spread in five straight home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Miami has won and covered in four straight against Phoenix, including one meeting this season. The Heat aren’t playing well, but they still are a pretty good defensive team that should give some problems to the Suns. Miami should see an offensive boost tonight as well against this struggling Phoenix defense that is on the road. It’s a big spread and neither pick will make you feel great, but Miami has at least been somewhat consistent this season.
NBA Prediction: Miami Heat -8.5