Suns' Defense a Welcome Sight for Heat in Probable 'Over' Matchup

Monday, March 5, 2018 1:57 PM UTC

Monday, Mar. 5, 2018 1:57 PM UTC

The last time we won a play on Miami, they gave up 131 points at home to the Lakers. They are home again tonight against beatable Phoenix, but is the total the best pick?

<h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/phoenix-suns-vs-miami-heat-3264866/" title="Suns vs. Heat">Monday NBA: Suns vs. Heat</a></h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Free NBA Pick:<strong> </strong>Over 216½</h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Best Line Offered:<strong> </strong><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4429&amp;book=Heritage" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Heritage</a></h2><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3264866, "sportsbooksIds":[169,238,19,1096,93], "LineTypeId":3, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>Phoenix has given up a lot of points on the road this season, averaging 113 points allowed away from home. In their 10 road games against Eastern Conference opponents, it's even a bit worse at 115.</p><p>The Suns are 7-3 cashing the "over" in those 10 games.</p><p>Take a look at the highlights from the last time these two teams played:</p><p>[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"https://www.youtube.com/embed/ee_PyP3ncNM", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]</p><p>The Suns' defense looked more like a bullfighter yelling ”ole” every time Goran Dragic drove into the paint.</p><p>Phoenix is coming off a game Sunday in Atlanta, and with our <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nba/" title="Free NBA Picks">NBA picks</a> that should help us considering the Suns’ already-poor defense. They gave up 113 points to the Hawks, one of the worst offensive teams in the NBA, and this season they are 8-5 cashing the "over" on no rest.</p><p>Even though the Heat are just 10-12-1 cashing the "over" against the West this season, they are 8-3 cashing the "over" in their last 11 overall. Miami also is 3-0 cashing the "over" in their past three home games against West opponents, and based on the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/" title="NBA Odds">NBA odds board</a> they should extend that streak tonight.</p>
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