Two teams sitting outside the playoff places of their respective conference are clashing today, when the Miami Heat (26-32), are hosting the Phoenix Suns (11-50), with both teams having lost their last two and seventeen straight games respectively and are looking to bounce back today.

Date/Time: 02-25-2019, 19:30 EDT

Spread: Miami Heat -8

Total: +216

Miami Heat have a 26-32 record (30-28 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 9th place of the East. They have lost five of their last six matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Pistons with a 96-119 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Josh Richardson with 17.6 ppg, adding 3.5 boards and 3.9 dimes per game. He is followed by Goran Dragic with 14.5 ppg and a team high 4.5 dimes per game.

Phoenix Suns have a 11-50 record (25-36 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the West. They have lost 18 of their last 19 matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Hawks with a 112-120 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Devin Booker with 24.7 ppg, adding 4 boards and a team high 6.7 dimes per game. He is followed by TJ Warren with 18 ppg and 4 boards per game he is out with an injury.

In their previous meeting earlier this season the Heat won on the road with a 98-115 score. Heat have a 11-17 home record, while the Suns are 4-28 on the road. Suns are better offensively, scoring 105.9 ppg to Heat’s 104.8, while Heat are better defensively, allowing 105.9 ppg to Suns’ 116.1. Suns have a better field goal percentage (45.6% to 44.6%), while Heat have a better 3-point percentage (34.9% to 32.7%). Both teams are almost equal in dimes made (23.9 to 23.7), while Heat are better both in boards grabbed (46.3 to 40.1) and in turnovers committed (14.6 to 15.4). Heat are the favorite in this one and Vegas odds give them a -8 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home victory.

Phoenix Suns vs Miami Heat Prediction: Miami Heat -8 (-110)

 

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    My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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