Heat vs Nets Prediction - NBA Picks 1/15/24

Brooklyn Nets (16-22) vs Miami Heat (22-16)

Game Info: Monday, January 15, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)

Betting Odds: Brooklyn Nets -1.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Miami Heat look for a win after winning 4 of their last 6 games. The Brooklyn Nets need a win after losing 7 of their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets prediction.

Miami Heat Betting Preview

The Miami Heat rebounded from a loss to the Thunder with wins over the Magic and Hornets. The Miami Heat are averaging 112.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Tyler Herro is averaging 22.4 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Bam Adebayo is averaging 22 points and 10.4 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 82 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game.

Brooklyn Nets Betting Preview

The Brooklyn Nets beat the Thunder, but they’re coming off losses to the Trail Blazers and Cavaliers. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 114.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 116.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Mikal Bridges is averaging 21.3 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Cam Thomas is averaging 20.5 points and 2.6 rebounds. Cameron Johnson is the third double-digit scorer, and Lonnie Walker IV is dishing 1.5 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nets rank 30th in the league for opponent turnovers per game this season (11.8).
  • The Nets rank 2nd in the league for rebounds per game this season (46.7).
  • The Heat rank 1st in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (9.3).
  • The Heat rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.2).

Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets prediction

The Brooklyn Nets are at home, and they've won 6 of the last 7 meetings against the Heat, so I can understand if leaning toward the Nets. However, the Nets have also lost 7 of their last 8 games and have failed to cover 8 of their last 10 games. The Heat won't have Butler or Jaquez Jr., and Love is questionable, but they continue to find ways to win despite the constant lineup changes. Getting the Heat and a free bucket feels like a steal given the Nets issues. Give me Miami.

Randy’s Pick Miami Heat +1.5

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