Miami Heat at New Orleans Pelicans - 3/4/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New Orleans Pelicans (15-20) vs Miami Heat (17-18)
Game Info: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 8:30 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Miami Heat and New Orleans Pelicans meet Thursday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Miami Heat look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. The Miami Heat are averaging 106.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 108.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.1 points and 7.8 assists while Bam Adebayo is averaging 19.2 points and 9.5 rebounds. Tyler Herro is the third double-digit scorer and Goran Dragic is dishing 4.9 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last six games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.9 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 115.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 25.5 points and 7.2 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 24.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Lonzo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 3.6 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 39.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The Heat are 13-4-1 ATS in their last 18 Thursday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The under is 14-6 in Heat last 20 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 25-4 in Pelicans last 29 overall. The Heat are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New Orleans and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Miami Heat are playin their best ball of the season with wins in six of their last seven tries, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 5.2 points. The New Orleans Pelicans are on the end of a back to back and continue to be one of the more disappointing and inconsistent teams in the league. As I've said many times n the past, it's amazing how the Pelicans continue to get so much respect from oddsmakers and don't produce anything. I'm not laying chalk with this team. Give me the Heat and the bucket.