Heat vs Rockets Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, December 15, 2022

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The Miami Heat (14-15) visit the Houston Rockets (9-18) at Toyota Center, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, December 15, 2022. The Rockets are 3.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under for the matchup is 217.5 points.

How to bet Heat vs. Rockets

Miami Heat vs. Houston Rockets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Heat as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Heat have -166 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +140 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 217.5 points.

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Heat vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, December 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSU
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Arena: Toyota Center

Heat vs. Rockets Betting Trends

The Heat are 9-19-1 against the spread this year. Miami has been victorious in 12, or 60%, of the 20 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Heat games this year have hit the over on 14 of 27 set point totals.

The Rockets have played 27 games, with 13 wins against the spread. Houston has a 9-17 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 34.6% of those games). The Rockets have eclipsed the over/under 48.1% of the time this year (13 of 27 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Heat

Heat Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jimmy Butler 18 21.7 6.7 5.9 1.7 0.2 0.8
Bam Adebayo 27 20.6 9.7 3.3 1 0.7 0
Tyler Herro 21 20.2 6.3 4.2 0.8 0.5 3
Kyle Lowry 28 14 4.7 5.9 1.1 0.5 2.4
Max Strus 27 13.5 3.4 1.6 0.8 0.3 2.8

Rockets

Rockets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jalen Green 27 21.8 4.1 3.9 0.7 0.2 2.3
Kevin Porter Jr. 26 18.7 5.5 5.7 1.3 0.4 1.9
Alperen Sengun 24 14.4 9 2.2 0.7 0.9 0.2
Jabari Smith Jr. 26 12.1 7.1 0.7 0.4 1 2.2
Eric Gordon 23 12.1 2 2.5 0.7 0.4 1.9
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Heat vs. Rockets Injury Report

Rockets: Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Miami Heat

Although Miami is putting up just 107.9 points per game (second-worst in NBA), its defense has been playing really well, as it ranks fifth-best in the league by giving up 109.3 points per game. The Heat are averaging 110.3 points per game in home games. In away games, they are averaging 105.4 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Heat have been racking up 106.9 points per contest, an average that’s slightly lower than the 107.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Miami is making 12.3 three-pointers per game (11th-ranked in league). It sports a 34.2% shooting percentage (21st-ranked) from downtown. So far this year, the Heat have taken 58.2% two-pointers, accounting for 68.2% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 41.8% three-pointers (31.8% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

Houston puts up 110.3 points per game and allow 115.5, making them 25th in the NBA offensively and 21st on defense. At home, the Rockets average 112.7 points per game. On the road, they average 108.6. The Rockets have played better offensively in their last 10 games, tallying 113.1 points per contest, 2.8 more than their season average of 110.3.

Beyond the arc, Houston is 14th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (11.8). It is 24th in 3-point percentage at 33.9%. In 2022-23, the Rockets have taken 60.5% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 39.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 69.7% of the Rockets’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 30.3% have been 3-pointers.

Heat vs. Rockets Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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