The Brooklyn Nets (26-13) are 2.5-point favorites versus the Miami Heat (21-19) on January 8, 2023 at FTX Arena in a contest featuring a pair of the best defensive squads in the NBA — the Nets are fifth in points allowed per game (110.8) and the Heat are second (109.1). The over/under in this contest is set at 223.5.
How to bet Nets vs. Heat
Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Nets as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Nets have -143 odds to pick up the win, while the Heat are listed at +121 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 223.5 points.
Nets vs. Heat Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, January 8, 2023
- Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSU
- Location: Miami, Florida
- Arena: FTX Arena
Nets vs. Heat Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Nets are 21-18-0 this season. Brooklyn has been victorious in 21, or 75%, of the 28 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Nets games this year have hit the over on 17 of 40 set point totals.
In the Heat’s 40 games this season, they have 15 wins against the spread. Miami has won 33.3% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (4-8). Heat games this year have eclipsed the over/under 45% of the time (18 out of 40 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Heat: Caleb Martin: Doubtful (Quadricep), Tyler Herro: Questionable (Back), Gabe Vincent: Probable (Knee), Bam Adebayo: Questionable (Thigh), Udonis Haslem: Questionable (Achilles), Dewayne Dedmon: Probable (Foot), Nikola Jovic: Out (Back), Duncan Robinson: Out (Finger), Omer Yurtseven: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Brooklyn Nets
Brooklyn has been lifted by its defense, as it ranks fifth-best in the NBA by allowing just 110.8 points per game. It ranks 14th in the league in points scored (114.9 per contest). In home games, the Nets are putting up 2.6 more points per game (116.3) than they are when playing on the road (113.7). The Nets’ offense has been much better over their last 10 games, scoring 121.9 points per contest compared to the 114.9 they’ve averaged this year.
Brooklyn is making 12.2 three-pointers per game this year (13th-ranked in NBA), and it owns a 39.3% three-point percentage (second-best). Of the shots attempted by the Nets in 2022-23, 63.1% of them have been two-pointers (71.7% of the team’s made baskets) and 36.9% have been threes (28.3%).
What you need to know about the Miami Heat
In 2022-23, Miami is worst in the league offensively (108.9 points scored per game) but second-best on defense (109.1 points conceded). In 2022-23 the Heat are scoring 2.1 more points per game at home (110) than away (107.9). Over their past 10 games, the Heat are putting up 111.5 points per game, 2.6 more than their season average (108.9).
Beyond the arc, Miami is 11th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (12.4). It is fifth-worst in 3-point percentage at 33.9%. The Heat take 57.9% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 42.1% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 68.5% of the Heat’s buckets are 2-pointers, and 31.5% are 3-pointers.
Nets vs. Heat Predictions and Pick
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