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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat

January 15, 2024


The Miami Heat will travel to Brooklyn, New York to face the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center with the game tipping off at 7:30 PM ET on Monday evening and will air on the Sun Channel and the YES Network.



Miami has been one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference this season as they enter this game with the 5th best record in the conference at 23-16 while having won three of their last four games and are on a two-game winning streak following a 104-87 win at home against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. The success of the Heat this season can be attributed to their defensive play as they are allowing the 6th fewest points per game in the NBA with an average of 111.63 points allowed per game and have not allowed over 100 points during their two-game winning streak. 



However, the Heat play at a slower tempo than the average NBA team which leads them to be the 6th lowest-scoring team in the league as they are averaging 112.5 points per game. Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro are finally healthy for Miami and have combined for an average of 42.4 points, 15.7 rebounds, and 2.39 blocks per game. The Miami Heat will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they travel to face the Brooklyn Nets.



The Brooklyn Nets enter this game with a record of 16-22 which puts them in 10th place in the Eastern Conference while having lost seven of their previous eight games and are on a two-game losing streak following Thursday’s 102-111 loss on the road against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Brooklyn is a below-average scoring team this season as they enter this game averaging 114.58 points per game while also having been a below-average defensive team this season as they are allowing an average of 116.42 points per game. Mikal Bridges has been one of the better players on the team as he leads the team in scoring with an average of 21.3 points per game. The Brooklyn Nets will look to end their two-game losing streak when they host the Miami Heat on Monday evening. 



BookMaker has the Brooklyn Nets listed as 2.5-point favorites at home against the Miami Heat on Monday evening. Brooklyn has won six of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings while going 6-4 ATS in the last ten and covering the spread in two of the last three games in the series. The Miami Heat are 19-20 ATS overall, 11-9 ATS on the road, and 8-9 ATS as an underdog this season while the Brooklyn Nets are 19-18-1 ATS overall, 12-6-1 ATS at home, and 9-5 ATS as a favorite on the year.



Miami enters this game with a slightly better record, however, Brookly has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings. The Nets are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series while having been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 19-18-1 ATS overall and 9-5 ATS as a favorite while the Heat are 19-20 ATS overall and 8-9 ATS as an underdog. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Brooklyn Nets when they host the Miami Heat on Monday.

Spooky Express Pick: Brooklyn Nets -2