Friday Quick Pick: Russell Returns for Nets vs. Heat

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Jordan Sharp

Friday, January 19, 2018 4:24 PM UTC

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 4:24 PM UTC

While the Miami Heat are dealing with a couple of injuries to important guards, the Nets are set to get a big boost Friday with the return of D’Angelo Russell. While he might not play big minutes, his presence is a big boost to the Brooklyn offense.

Heat at NetsFree NBA Pick: Over 207Best Line Offered: Bovada

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When D’Angelo Russell was on the court for the Nets this season, Brooklyn averaged almost 111 points per game. While his return might start out limited, just the presence of a certified scoring guard should help the Nets’ offense tremendously.

While they welcome in a solid defensive team, the Heat have struggled some defensively this season when playing on the road. Furthermore, the Heat have been really good at cashing the 'over' as of late, which makes tonight’s total of 207 one of great value. Miami has cashed the 'over' in seven of their last nine games, and in four of their last five road games.

Even though both teams have cashed the 'under' recently against one another, this home game for the Nets should be good for them with Russell back. They have been pretty poor at cashing the 'over' at home without Russell, but with him this season they were 7-4-1 on the 'over' and they were 4-0-1 cashing the 'over' at home with Russell in the lineup.

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