Blazers vs. Heat Prediction
Will the under cash on Wednesday night when the Miami Heat host the Portland Trail Blazers? Tip-off for this matchup set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
Who Oddsmakers Like: Miami. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Heat are 2.5-point home favorites versus the Trail Blazers, who also opened as 2.5-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 202 points after hitting the board at that same number.
Who Public Bettors Like: As of Wednesday morning, 54% of the betting tickets are on the Blazers and 50% of the money is on Portland as well.
Injury Report: For the Blazers, Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) is questionable, as is Maurice Harkless (quad). CJ Wilcox is out with a knee injury. On the other side, the Heat will be without Hassan Whiteside (knee), Dewayne Wade (knee), Okaro White (foot) and Rodney McGruder (leg).
Who We Like: The under is 13-4 in the Trail Blazers' last 17 games overall, is 5-2 in their last seven road games, and is 4-0 in their last four games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. In their last nine games playing on one day of rest, the under is 7-2. Finally, the under is 13-6 in their last 19 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
On the other side, the under is 8-1 in the Heat's last nine games overall, is 6-0 in their last six games when playing one day of rest, and is 4-1 in their last five games versus Western Conference opponents. In their last 28 games following a straight up win, the under is 20-8 in their last 14 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points, the under has cashed 12 times.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: BLAZERS/HEAT UNDER 202