Heat vs Suns Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, January 6, 2023

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The Miami Heat (20-19) visit the Phoenix Suns (20-19) at Footprint Center, tipping off at 10:00 PM ET on Friday, January 6, 2023. The Heat are only 1.5-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The matchup’s over/under is set at 213.5.

How to bet Heat vs. Suns

Miami Heat vs. Phoenix Suns Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Heat as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Heat have -118 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at -101 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 213.5 points.

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Heat vs. Suns Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, January 6, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Arena: Footprint Center

Heat vs. Suns Betting Trends

The Heat have played 39 games, with 14 wins against the spread. Miami has been victorious in 16, or 59.3%, of the 27 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Heat have hit the over in 46.2% of their opportunities this year (18 times over 39 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, the Suns are 20-19-0 this year. Phoenix has been the moneyline underdog 12 total times this season. Phoenix has finished 4-8 in those games. Suns games this season have hit the over on 18 of 39 set point totals (46.2%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Heat Leaders
Bam Adebayo 35 21.8 9.9 3.2 1.1 0.8 0
Jimmy Butler 25 21.5 6.4 5.7 2.2 0.3 0.7
Tyler Herro 31 21.1 6 4.5 1 0.4 3.3
Kyle Lowry 34 13.4 4.5 5.7 1.1 0.5 2.3
Max Strus 37 12.9 3.5 1.9 0.8 0.2 2.7


Suns Leaders
Deandre Ayton 35 17.4 9.7 1.9 0.5 0.7 0.2
Mikal Bridges 39 15.4 4.5 3.1 1.1 0.9 1.8
Chris Paul 25 13.4 4.3 8.6 1.5 0.3 1.7
Landry Shamet 27 9.4 1.6 2 0.6 0.2 2.1
Damion Lee 39 8.4 3.3 1.2 0.4 0.1 1.8
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Heat vs. Suns Injury Report

Suns: Cameron Payne: Out (Foot), Devin Booker: Out (Groin), Cameron Johnson: Out (Knee), Jae Crowder: Out (Not Injury Related)

What you need to know about the Miami Heat

Miami has been forced to lean on its defense, which ranks third-best in the NBA (109.5 points allowed per game), as it ranks second-worst in the league offensively with only 109 points per contest. The Heat are averaging 110 points per game this season at home, which is 1.9 more points than they’re averaging away from home (108.1). On the offensive side of the ball, the Heat have increased their production a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 112.2 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 109 they’ve put up over the course of this season.

This season, Miami is draining 12.4 treys per game (12th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 34% (23rd-ranked) from downtown. The Heat have taken 58.1% two-pointers and 41.9% from three-point land this season. Of the team’s buckets, 68.6% are two-pointers and 31.4% are threes.

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What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns

Phoenix scores 113.5 points per game and give up 111.2, ranking them 16th in the NBA on offense and ninth defensively. At home, the Suns score 116 points per game. Away, they score 111.2. In their last 10 games, the Suns are putting up 108.5 points per game, five fewer points than their season average (113.5).

In 2022-23 Phoenix is sixth in the NBA in 3-point makes (13.1 per game) and third-best in 3-point percentage (38.2%). In 2022-23, the Suns have attempted 62% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 38% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 68.9% of the Suns’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 31.1% have been 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this contest is the Suns, and we predict that Suns will cover the spread (Heat -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 213.5 points.

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