Heat vs Suns Prediction - NBA Picks 1/5/24

Phoenix Suns (18-16) vs Miami Heat (20-14)

Game Info: Friday, January 5, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Footprint Center)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -4 -- Over/Under: 229.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Miami Heat look for a win after winning 6 of their last 9 games. The Phoenix Suns look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Miami Heat vs Phoenix Suns prediction.

Miami Heat Betting Preview

The Miami Heat rebounded from losses to the Jazz and Clippers with a win over the Lakers. The Miami Heat are averaging 112.9 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Tyler Herro is averaging 23.3 points and 5.6 rebounds, while Bam Adebayo is averaging 21.7 points and 10.3 rebounds. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Duncan Robinson is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game.

Miami Heat Player Facts

  • Bam Adebayo ranks 10th amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.3) this season.
  • Tyler Herro ranks 10th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.4) this season.

Phoenix Suns Betting Preview

The Phoenix Suns beat the Magic and Trail Blazers this week, but they just lost to the Clippers. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 115.4 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 114.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.9 points and 6 assists, while Devin Booker is averaging 26.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. Bradley Beal is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

Phoenix Suns Player Facts

  • Grayson Allen ranks 2nd in the Western Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (45.7%) this season.
  • Devin Booker ranks 7th amongst qualified players for assists per game (7.8) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Suns rank 1st in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (40.4).
  • The Suns rank 30th in the league for Q4 points per game this season (24.9).
  • The Heat rank 1st in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (9.4).
  • The Heat rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.3).

Miami Heat vs Phoenix Suns prediction

The Miami Heat are one of those teams that finds ways to win games regardless of their injury report, so an upset here wouldn't be surprising. However, the Heat remains down Butler, Highsmith and Martin and that's a lot of banged up wings to defend a team that has Booker and Beal. The Kevin Durant status remains up in the air as well, but the Suns still have favorable matchups offensively. I'll lay the points if forced to pick this contest.

Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns -4

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