Pelicans vs. Heat Prediction
Are the Heat a good bet to cover the spread tonight against the Pelicans at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Heat are 6.5-point home favorites versus the Pelicans after opening as 6-point favorites. As for the total, the number hit the board at 208 and has been bet down to 206.5.
New Orleans has dropped six of 10 games but did crush Portland last night as a 3.5-point favorite. The Pelicans are 5-4-1 against the spread over their last 10 games, are 33-33 against the number on the season, and are 16-16 against the spread on the road this year.
Miami has won seven of its last 10 games and is 8-2 against the spread during that time. They're now 40-26 against the number on the season, which includes a healthy home ATS record of 19-12 on the year.
OUR PREDICTION: The Pelicans have failed to cover the spread in five of their last six trips to Miami and are just 3-8 against the number in their last 11 games overall versus the Heat. The home team is also 9-4 against the spread in the last 13 meetings between these two teams while the Heat are 10-1-1 at the betting window in their last 12 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. Miami is also 21-4-1 ATS in its last 26 games overall.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: MIAMI HEAT -6.5