The Houston Rockets (13-42) take to the road to face the Miami Heat (30-25) on Friday at the Miami-Dade Arena. The Miami Heat take to the court seeded sixth in the Eastern Conference, while the Houston Rockets rank 15th in the Western Conference. The Miami Heat took out the Houston Rockets 108-111 when they last faced each other, and according to the oddsmakers, the home side should have little trouble claiming another win.
Form Miami Heat
The Miami Heat improved their regular season record to 30-25 by beating the Indiana Pacers 116-111 in their last game. They’ve gone 6-4 in their past ten matches and 5-0 in the last five at home.
The Miami Heat are dead-last in terms of offensive output this season, averaging 108.6 points in all games. Defensively, the home defense is one of the best in shutting out opponents, ranking second in the league with 108.4 points conceded per game.
After a disappointing loss in the Conference Finals last year, the Miami Heat look set for another playoff run. They find themselves as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. The hosts have enjoyed a 30-25 season and rank first in the Southeast Division after 55 games.
The Miami Heat have 5 players injured for the upcoming match in Kyle Lowry, Victor Oladipo, Duncan Robinson, Omer Yurtseven, and Nikola Jovic.
Form Houston Rockets
A 128-130 defeat to the Sacramento Kings extended the losing streak of the Houston Rockets to four matches in the away team’s previous outing. Their record for the last 10 games now stands at 3-7.
The Houston Rockets have been having trouble scoring points this season. Their average of 110.4 points per game is one of the lowest in the NBA going into Friday’s matchup. The away team has one of the worst defensive records in the entire league. The defense has allowed an average of 118.2 points in 55 games, leaving much to be desired.
The Houston Rockets had a dismal regular season last year, finishing 19-62 and failing to make the playoffs. The visitors finished 15th in the Western Conference and fifth in the Southwest Division. This year is not looking any better. They’ve gone 13-42, leaving their hopes of making the playoffs seem rather slim.
Garrison Mathews and Kevin Porter Jr. are set to miss the Houston Rockets game due to injuries.
The total went under 225.0 points in the most recent encounter between these two sides. The Miami Heat won the match 108-111 against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center. Playing the Miami Heat on the road has often proved to be an experience to forget for the Houston Rockets, especially in their last five visits, which saw them fall to defeat four times.
The Miami Heat tallied 116.9 points on average per game from their ten most recent head-to-head games against the Houston Rockets. The latter managed an average of 108.6 points in comparison.
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- Moneyline (ML): Houston Rockets (+400) | Miami Heat (-526)
- Against the spread (ATS): Houston Rockets +10.5 (-110) | Miami Heat -10.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 225.0 (-110) | (-110)
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Bet on the Miami Heat to win (1.19) on the moneyline.
The Miami Heat enter Friday’s matchup as the favorites, priced at -526 odds on the moneyline. This implies there is an 84% probability that this match will end in a home win. Considering they’re riding a seven-game win streak at Miami-Dade Arena, and won their last match, the Miami Heat will surely fancy their chances. The Houston Rockets are not favored to come out on top with +400 moneyline odds set for a road win. They have been poor away from home lately, dropping nine of their last ten road games. Their most recent game resulted in a 128-130 defeat by the Sacramento Kings.
The Miami Heat look like a tempting bet for the moneyline. They’re performing exceptionally at home, going 9-1 at Miami-Dade Arena in their most recent outings. In our eyes, this gives them the edge over the Houston Rockets, who have gone 1-9 on the road lately.
Against the Spread
Go for the Miami Heat -10.5 (1.91) if you’re looking for a safe bet.
The oddsmakers have the Miami Heat pinned down as the 10.5-point favorites against the Houston Rockets, leaving the hosts as the clear-cut choice for the win. They’ve gone 4-1 against the Houston Rockets at Miami-Dade Arena most recently, averaging a 19.0-point differential in their favor.
The Miami Heat have failed to cover the spread in their last two games at the Miami-Dade Arena. Their home record this season is 8-17-2 ATS. The hosts have a 5-4-1 record from their last ten games at home, going 3-7 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Away from home, the Houston Rockets failed to cover the spread in nine of their last ten games. Their road record this season is 9-18 ATS. The visitors have gone 5-5 ATS in their last ten most recent matches.
Total under 225.0 (1.91) is our pick on the total.
It is possible that Tuesday’s game between the Miami Heat and the Houston Rockets could be highly entertaining, with many points in play. In the last ten matchups between the two teams, they have averaged a total of 225.5 points, with an even higher average of 233.4 points in their last five games at the Miami-Dade Arena.
The total line is set at 225.0. The Miami Heat and the Houston Rockets’ combined points total has surpassed this 225.0 line five times in their last ten encounters. Betting Over on the Total market returns -110 odds.
The Miami Heat are 24-30 O/U this season after their last two games went over. Games at the Miami-Dade Arena don’t always seem to produce the expected number of points. The total has gone under in four of the past five matchups home matches for the Miami Heat.
The Houston Rockets are 27-26 O/U this season. In four of their last five games, the total went over. Exactly half of the previous 10 road games went over, leaving the Houston Rockets 4-5-1 O/U in their last 10 home and away contests combined.