Miami Heat at Phoenix Suns - 1/8/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Miami Heat at Phoenix Suns - 1/8/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns (30-8) vs Miami Heat (24-15)

Game Info: Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Footprint Center)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -8.5 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns meet Saturday in NBA action at the Footprint Center. The Miami Heat look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Phoenix Suns look for a win after winning 11 of their last 15 games.

The Miami Heat are averaging 107.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 23.3 points and 5.5 assists, while Tyler Herro is averaging 20.4 points and 5 rebounds. Bam Adebayo is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Guy is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.

The Phoenix Suns are averaging 112.6 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 23.9 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Deandre Ayton is averaging 17 points and 11.1 rebounds. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Bismack Biyombo is grabbing 6 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.

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The Heat are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Heat last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in Suns last 7 home games. The Heat are 11-2 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Phoenix and 20-7 ATS in the last 27 meetings.

The Miami Heat are a scrappy bunch that's hard to turn down in the underdog role, as they just find a way most nights, but they're also dealing with a ton of banged up players and that includes possibly Jimmy Butler for this game. The Phoenix Suns are winning and covering machines, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 13.4 points while winning at home by an average of 9.9 points. A healthy Heat team is a different story. I have to side with the Suns.

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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns -8.5

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