Nets vs. Heat Pick
Are the Miami Heat going to dominate at home tonight when they face the Brooklyn Nets at 8PM ET?
807 Brooklyn Nets at 808 Miami Heat, 8PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Heat are listed as an 8-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 211 points.
Miami opened as a 9.5-point favorite, while the total has dropped from 212.5. The spread is at -8 almost everywhere, but can be bet at -7.5 if you shop around. The total is at 211 or 211.5 at all books.
As of Saturday afternoon, 64 percent of public bets are coming in on the Heat. Online wagers also states that 54 percent of bets are being placed on the over.
INJURY TO WATCH
Brooklyn point guard Isaiah Whitehead (wrist) is questionable for today's game. Point guard Jeremy Lin (patellar tendon) is out for the season. For Miami, shooting guard Tyler Johnson (ankle) is probable. Shooting guard Dion Waiters (ankle) is out for the season.
The Nets lead the season series 2-1 straight up and ATS. Brooklyn snapped a three-game losing skid with a 111-104 victory at the Magic its last game, while the Heat won their second in a row via a 103-92 triumph over the visiting Bulls. I like Miami here as it has been dominating at home and are mostly healthy once again now that center Hassan Whiteside is back in the lineup. Speaking of Whiteside, he should dominate when he is on the floor against a Nets team with an aversion to guarding opposing big men.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: MIAMI HEAT -8