Suns vs. Heat Prediction

Suns vs. Heat, 3/9/22 NBA Predictions & betting Odds

The banged-up Suns are 8.5-point underdogs to the Heat in Miami on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. ET and have had issues in this matchup from a betting standpoint. Will the Heat cover as home chalk tonight on ESPN?

Game Snapshot

505 Phoenix Suns (+8.5) at 506 Miami Heat (-8.5); o/u 217

7:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Venue: FTX Arena, Miami, FL

TV: ESPN

Phoenix Suns DFS Notes

Deandre Ayton played 36 minutes in Tuesday's 102-99 win over the Magic, recording a line of 21 points (10-of-19 FGs, 1-of-1 FTs), 19 rebounds, and one assist. Ayton did not provide any "stocks" Tuesday night, but his response since being dominated by Knicks center Mitchell Robinson last Friday has been great to see. After scoring a season-high 30 points in Sunday's loss to the Bucks, Ayton followed up that performance with his seventh 20-point double-double of the season. And the 19 rebounds were two shy of his season-high, which was established in an October 27 loss to the Kings. Devin Booker (protocols) could be back as soon as Wednesday, but with Chris Paul (thumb) still out, there is plenty of room for Ayton to step forward and be more of a focal point offensively for the Suns.

Miami Heat DFS Notes

Kyle Lowry returned to the starting lineup on Monday after a four-game personal absence and missed all three of his shots for zero points, three rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes of a win over the Rockets. If you dumped him after he was ruled out for this game on Sunday this takes a lot of the sting out of it. Gabe Vincent played just three minutes and now that Lowry's back, should be swapped out for another player in fantasy. Lowry will look to bounce back against the Suns on Wednesday.

Suns vs. Heat NBA Betting Prediction

The Suns are just 7-21 against the spread in their last 28 games versus the Heat and are 6-14 against the number in their last 20 games in Miami. The Suns are also 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall, are 1-5 against the number in their last six games following a win and are 0-4 at the betting window in their last four games when their opponent scored 100 points or more in their previous game. On the other side, the Heat are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 10-1 against the number in their last 11 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600 and are 5-2 at the betting window in their last seven home games versus a team with a winning road record.

NBA BETTING PREDICTION: MIAMI HEAT -8.5

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