Heat vs. Mavericks Prediction
Will the Heat knock off the Mavericks as a small road favorite tonight when the two teams meet at 8:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Mavericks are now 1.5-point home underdogs versus the Heat after opening as a 1-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 200.5 but has been bet down slightly to 200.
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Miami has won eight of its last 10 games and is also 8-2 against the spread during that 10-game stretch as well. The Heat own a winning record overall at 34-24 ATS, and are 19-12 against the spread on the road this season as well.
Dallas enters play having split over its last 10 games but is 6-4 against the spread during that same span as well. They're 31-27 against the spread on the season, which includes a winning 18-11 ATS mark at home this year.
OUR PREDICTION: The Heat are a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games in Dallas and have covered in five of their last six games overall versus the Mavericks. The road team, meanwhile, is 21-6-2 at the betting window in the last 29 meetings between these two teams. The Heat are also 11-1-1 against the spread in their last 13 games playing on one day of rest and have covered ins even of their last eight road games as well.
MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: MIAMI HEAT -1.5