The 11-4 Brooklyn Nets will be on a back to back when they face a rested 11-3 Miami Heat team in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Kick off time from Miami is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.
The current NBA odds from this game has the home team Miami Heat favored by -8 ½ points with an over under line of 195 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the odds opened up a few hours ago.
The teams met back on November 7th and it was the Heat with the 103-73 home win against Brooklyn as a -10 point favorite. The Nets have been hot with five straight wins including a 98-86 road win against Orlando last night and covering as a -5 point favorite. The team has been solid defensively allowing 89 points or less during this five game win streak. They are the number two defense currently in the NBA. Center Brook Lopez leads the team with 18 points a game.
Miami is a perfect 7-0 straight up on their home court this season. During this three game home stand they stand at a perfect 3-0 straight up record but are 0-3 against the spread. We warned everyone about Miami possibly losing a bit of their regular season intensity following their NBA championship. It has happened to just about all previous champions where we find defending champions trying to hold something in reserve for the post season. The Heat is an offensive juggernaut at home averaging 113 points and 51 1/2 % shooting this season.