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.
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