Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets - 1/25/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Brooklyn Nets (10-8) vs Miami Heat (6-9)
Game Info: Monday, January 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
Betting Odds: Brooklyn Nets -7.5 -- Over/Under: 234 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat and the Brooklyn Nets duke it out for the second time at the Barlcays Center on Monday night.
The Miami Heat have been in rough shape as they’ve lost five of their last seven games and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after falling just short to the Nets in a 128-124 road loss on Saturday. Bam Adebayo led the team with 41 points and nine assists, Goran Dragic added 19 points with seven assists while Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn each scored 18 points. As a team, the Heat shot 47 percent from the field and 13 of 46 from the 3-point line as they struggled for most of the game and fell behind by as many as 18 points before pouring in 42 points in the fourth quarter to make it interesting in the end.
Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets have been in decent form as they’ve won five of their last seven games, but they will be feeling much better after securing their first win as a new team, by beating the Heat on Saturday night. Kevin Durant led the team with 31 points on 11 of 19 shooting, Kyrie Irving added 28 points with seven assists, Joe Harris scored 23 points while James Harden chipped in with 12 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists. As a team, the Nets shot 53 percent from the field and 19 of 37 from the 3-point line as they dominated the shorthanded Heat for most of the contest, before sealing the win with free throws down the stretch.
Looking at the betting trends, the Heat are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games against a team with a wining record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as a road underdog. The Nets are 0-6 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing record, 0-4 ATS in their last four games as a favorite and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the over is 3-0-1 in the last four meetings overall, the Heat are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the Heat are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Brooklyn.
The Heat were able to put up a good fight against the revamped Nets on Saturday thanks to a monster night from Adebayo, but with so many key players still missing, they’re going to need more from other players to get one back. The Nets have their issues on the defensive end, but they are spoilt for choice on the offensive end and I think their Big Three will be too good in this matchup once again. The Heat will once again be without the services of Tyler Herro and Jimmy Butler, so I'm taking the Nets to take advantage with a win and cover here.