Thunder vs Heat Prediction - NBA Picks 1/10/24

Miami Heat (21-15) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (24-11)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Kaseya Center)

Betting Odds: Miami Heat +4.5 -- Over/Under: 234.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder rebounded from losses to the Hawks and Nets with a win over the Wizards. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 122.2 points on 50.4 percent shooting and allowing 114.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.5 points and 6.4 assists, while Jalen Williams is averaging 18.2 points and 3.9 rebounds. Chet Holmgren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 6 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 83.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Player Facts

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ranks 1st amongst qualified players for steals per game (2.4) this season.
  • Chet Holmgren ranks 4th amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (2.6) this season.

Miami Heat Betting Preview

The Miami Heat recently beat the Lakers and Rockets while losing to the Suns. The Miami Heat are averaging 112.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Tyler Herro is averaging 22.7 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Bam Adebayo is averaging 22 points and 10.3 rebounds. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Duncan Robinson is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game.

Miami Heat Player Facts

  • Bam Adebayo ranks 8th amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.3) this season.
  • Tyler Herro ranks T9th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.3) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Heat rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.3).
  • The Heat rank 2nd in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (9.4).
  • The Thunder rank 30th in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (8.3).
  • The Thunder rank 30th in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (13.3).

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat prediction

The Miami Heat are capable of beating anybody despite the missing players, so they're interesting in the underdog role, especially at home. However, being without Butler, Lowry, and Matin is a big deal when going up against one of the best teams in the league. The Oklahoma City Thunder are also one of the cash cows in the NBA with a 23-12 ATS record. At full strength, I have to get behind OKC in this spot.

Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder -4.5

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