Nets vs Heat Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, January 8, 2023

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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

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Nets as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Nets have -143 odds to pick up the win, while the Heat are listed at +121 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 223.5 points.

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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).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Nets

Nets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kevin Durant 38 30 6.8 5.4 0.8 1.5 1.8
Kyrie Irving 29 25.9 5 4.7 0.8 0.9 3
Nicolas Claxton 36 11.8 8.3 1.5 0.8 2.6 0
TJ Warren 15 9.9 3.2 1.4 0.7 0.3 0.5
Royce O’Neale 36 9.4 4.9 4.1 0.9 0.7 2.3

Heat

Heat Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bam Adebayo 36 21.8 10 3.2 1.1 0.8 0
Jimmy Butler 26 21.4 6.3 5.7 2.2 0.3 0.7
Tyler Herro 31 21.1 6 4.5 1 0.4 3.3
Kyle Lowry 35 13.3 4.4 5.7 1.1 0.5 2.3
Max Strus 38 13.1 3.4 1.9 0.8 0.2 2.7
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Nets: None

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%).

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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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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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