Heat Haven’t Been Good Home Bet But Are Saturday Vs. Nets

Friday, March 1, 2019 4:33 PM UTC

Friday, Mar. 1, 2019 4:33 PM UTC

The Miami Heat have been oddly terrible at home this season but catch one major break Saturday night when they host the Brooklyn Nets.

Brooklyn (19-11 ATS Road) at Miami (12-18 ATS Home)

Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET
Free NBA Picks: Heat ATS
Best Lines Offered: BetOnline

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To make the playoffs in the NBA, you generally need to have a good to great home record and be at least around .500 on the road.

Apparently, the Miami Heat don’t want to make the postseason. They are a shockingly bad 12-18 in south Florida (also 12-18 ATS) and just below round .500 away. The Heat have had two six-game losing streaks at home this season. Not like we are talking about the Phoenix Suns or New York Knicks or Cleveland Cavaliers here. The Heat still have some talent.

That showed in the team’s last home game, a shocking 126-125 upset of the Warriors on Wednesday in which future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade hit one of the most unlikely 3-pointers of his amazing career, banking it in off one foot at the buzzer. That ended one of those six-game home slides. That’s the thing with the Heat: They can beat anyone but just as easily lose to anyone.

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Bet Heat Or Nets ATS?

The Heat do catch a break here in that Brooklyn played Friday night, hosting Charlotte. The Nets aren’t really the type of team to rest guys in the second of a B2B because they are fighting for a playoff spot and mostly a young club. Brooklyn on Friday did get back one of its top players in Spencer Dinwiddie so that will help the playoff push. He was averaging 17.2 points and 5.0 assists before thumb surgery. Apparently, the team is ready to throw him in on the second of back-to-backs too so he should play here.

Brooklyn is 3-8 straight up in the second of a back-to-back this season. When the first game was home and the second away, it is 2-3 in the second game. Miami had Friday off after traveling to Houston on Thursday and losing 121-118 after blowing a 21-point lead. It was the Heat’s 10th loss in the past 13 overall.

It’s the third of four meetings between these clubs, with them having split. Oddly, they both won by double digits on the road – both early in the season. It was 120-107 Heat in Brooklyn on Nov. 14 and 104-92 Nets in Miami six days later.

Dinwiddie leads the Nets in scoring vs. the Heat at 17.0 ppg. D’Angelo Russell is putting up 16.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 5.5 apg. Jarrett Allen 13.0 ppg and 14.0 rpg. Hassan Whiteside is putting up 17.5 ppg and 16.5 rpg. Vs. the Nets. Josh Richardson 15.5 ppg. Wade played just 14 minutes in one of the two games.

  • Nets are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 0 days of rest.
  • Heat are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. Atlantic Division.

This is simply one Miami has to have against a tired opponent. Perhaps that Warriors win brings some home momentum. Back the Heat for a Saturday NBA bet.

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