The Miami Heat (40-34) host the Brooklyn Nets (39-34) at FTX Arena on Saturday, March 25, 2023. The contest starts at 8:00 PM ET and airs on BSSU. The Heat are 6-point favorites in the game, the third matchup between the squads this season. The point total is set as 220.5 points for the contest.
How to bet Heat vs. Nets
Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with sportsbooks listing the Heat as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Heat have -225 odds to pick up the win, while the Nets are listed at +186 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 220.5 points.
Heat vs. Nets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, March 25, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSU
- Location: Miami, Florida
- Arena: FTX Arena
Heat vs. Nets Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Heat are 27-43-4 this year. Miami has been the favorite in 54 games this season and has come away with the win 34 times (63%) in those contests. Heat games this year have gone over the point total 46.6% of the time (34 out of 73 games with a set point total).
The Nets have played 73 games, with 39 wins against the spread. Brooklyn has won 35.3% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (12-22). Nets games this year have hit the over on 33 of 73 set point totals (45.2%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Heat vs. Nets Injury Report
Nets: Seth Curry: Out (Personal), Ben Simmons: Out (Back/Knee)
What you need to know about the Miami Heat
Because of Miami’s offensive struggles this year, ranking worst in the NBA with 109.3 points per game, it has had to count on its defense, which ranks second-best in the league by surrendering 109.7 points per game. In home games, the Heat are putting up 3.5 more points per game (111) than they are in away games (107.5). On offense, the Heat have picked up their production quite a bit over their last 10 games, scoring 117.5 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 109.3 they’ve racked up over the course of this season.
Miami, who ranks 18th in the league with 11.7 treys per game, is shooting just 34.1% from downtown, which is fifth-worst in the NBA. In terms of shot breakdown, the Heat have taken 59.7% two-pointers (accounting for 69.9% of the team’s buckets) and 40.3% three-pointers (30.1%).
What you need to know about the Brooklyn Nets
Brooklyn is 19th in the league in points scored (113.3 per game) and 14th in points allowed (112.9). In 2022-23 the Nets are averaging 0.2 more points per game at home (113.4) than away (113.2). The Nets have performed worse offensively over their past 10 games, averaging 110.7 points per contest, 2.6 fewer points their than season average of 113.3.
Beyond the arc, Brooklyn is ninth in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (12.7). It is fourth-best in 3-point percentage at 38.1%. The Nets attempt 39.5% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 60.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 30.7% of the Nets’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 69.3% are 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this game is the Heat, and we predict that Nets will cover the spread (Heat -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 220.5 points.
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