Houston Rockets At Miami Heat: NBA Picks For Tuesday, January 17

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 4:28 PM GMT

Miami’s defense has been falling apart, and with the Rockets potentially getting center Clint Capela back Tuesday, they are going to be even stronger against a lowly Heat team.

Houston Rockets Vs. Miami Heat

The injury to Justise Winslow really hurt the Heat on defense, and that is going to be even more evident tonight as they Heat will now have to find a new way to slow down James Harden.

Harden and the Rockets are coming off a beatdown of the Nets, and even though they probably aren’t going to drop 137 points again the Miami defense has been falling apart.

This is one of the main reasons I love a teaser for this one. The Rockets are only -7½ favorites on the NBA odds with a total of 221 points. Teasing the Rockets to -2½ and taking the 'over' at 216 is a fine value in today’s NBA odds, even on the road.

The Rockets are an insane 17-6 ATS on the road this season, and they are 13-10 cashing the 'over' away from Houston. The Heat, on the other hand, are only 5-13 SU and 7-11 ATS when playing at home this season, and with the Rockets playing some of their best basketball of the season, it’s a great play with Houston center Clint Capela possibly making his return from injury as well.

NBA Free Pick: Teaser To Rockets -2.5 & 'Over' 216Best Lines Offered: 5Dimes