Brooklyn Nets versus Miami Heat Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-30-2013


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The 28-13 Miami Heat will be the road team when they face the 17-18 Brooklyn Nets in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Brooklyn is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.

The odds from this NBA game have the road team Miami Heat favored by -2 points with an over under line of 190 points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds came out a few hours ago.

This is the third meeting of the season between the Heat and Nets. Miami has won and covered both games. Each game was held in Miami. Trend: Miami Heat is 3-0 to the over in their past three games.

Miami has a road record of 10-10 on the season. They had their four game win streak snapped on Sunday in a 100-98 overtime road defeat to the Boston Celtics as a -3 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 188 ½ points. The Heat was cold in an early afternoon game as they hit on just 40.6% from the floor and connect of 5 of 23 from three. Miami gave away the game with 21 turnovers and were facing a Celtics team without point guard Rajon Rondo. LeBron James had 34 points and 16 rebounds in the loss. The Heat is the top shooting team in the league hitting on nearly 49% from the floor. Miami has not defended as well as last year as Miami is a mid-pack team by giving up 97 points a game.

Brooklyn is 17-7 on their home court. The team has won seven of ten games. They come off the 97-77 home win on Monday to the Orlando Magic as a -9 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 195 ½ points. The Nets stormed to the 16 point lead at the half in their win. They enjoyed a 50% shooting game and held the Magic to just 40.5% from the floor and 6 of 27 from beyond the arc. The Nets survived 20 turnovers with good shooting and by pulling down 9 more rebounds. Deron Williams had 20 points and 9 assists on 8 of 12 shooting. Brooklyn is fifth in the NBA in scoring defense by allowing 94.4 points a game.