Game Time: 7:30 pm ET, Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Where to Watch: BSSUN
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Heat +5, Nets -5; Over/Under: 218 points
Bet365: Point Spread: Heat NL, Nets NL; Over/Under: NL points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Heat +5, Nets -5; Over/Under: 218.5 points
Miami Heat: 2-1 (2nd place, Southeast Division)
Brooklyn Nets: 2-2 (3rd place, Atlantic Division)
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Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets Preview and Analysis
Miami Heat: won at home on Oct. 25 against the Orlando Magic 107-90.
Brooklyn Nets: won at home on Oct. 25 against the Washington Wizards 104-90.
Miami Heat Analysis
The Heat are coming into this game with a 2-1 record overall to start this season off and they are 0-1 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. Their 1 loss came against the Indiana Pacers in overtime while their 2 wins came against the Milwaukee Bucks and the Magic in their last game. They dominated the Magic from start to finish in that game with a lead at the end of every quarter. Jimmy Butler went off in that game leading his team in points with 36 along with 2 assists and 3 rebounds. Bam Adebayo was 2nd on the team in points with 16 and Markieff Morris also had 16 points off the bench in that one. Butler did not get a lot of help in the scoring department but they did not really need it in that game. Tyler Herro led the team in assists with 9 in that game while Adebayo led the team in rebounds with 13. Their offense is averaging 111.7 PPG and they are allowing their opponents to score 95.7 PPG against them. The Heat opened as a 14 point favorite in their last game with that line closing around 13.5 while the point total was around 211 in that game. The Heat covered the spread in that game winning it by 17 points while the game stayed under the total with 197 total points.
Brooklyn Nets Analysis
The Nets are coming into this game with a 2-2 record overall to start their season off and they are 1-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. Their 2 losses came against the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Hornets while their 2 wins came against the Philadelphia 76ers and the Wizards in their last game. The Nets dominated the Wiz in the first quarter of that game and they could never recover as the Nets maintained their lead at the end of every quarter. Kevin Durant led the team in points in that game with 25 along with 4 assists and 8 rebounds. Patty Mills was 2nd on the team in points scoring 21 off the bench. James Harden led the team in assists in that game with 9 while Blake Griffin led the team in rebounds with 9. Their offense is averaging 104.3 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to score 109.3 PPG against them. The Nets opened their last game as an 8.5 point favorite with that line closing around 6 points while the point total opened at 233.5 and closed around 228.5 points. The Nets covered the spread in that game winning it by 14 points while the game stayed under the total with 194 total points.
Heat vs Nets Prediction
The Heat are coming into this game as a 5 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Nets have been really inconsistent in their start to the season while the Heat could be undefeated right now if they do not let that OT game get away from them. The addition of Kyle Lowry in the offseason for the Heat is really improving their team already and it is still early in the season. The Nets are hurting without Kyrie Irving on the court and they have not been able to fill that void yet. The best bet to place in this game is on the Heat to cover the spread here as they have a good chance at winning this game straight up.
Heat Nets Prediction: Our NBA Pick for Wednesday, October 27, 2021 (7:30 pm ET start time) is Heat 101 Nets 97.
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NBA Betting Trends
Miami Heat: 1095-1072 ATS in all games. 105-87 ATS when the total is 210 to 219.5. 412-406 ATS as an underdog. 311-304 ATS as a road underdog. 550-512 ATS in road games. 49-42 ATS in a road game where the total is 210 to 219.5. 249-239 ATS after a division game.
Brooklyn Nets: 78-83 ATS when the total is 210 to 219.5. 98-100 ATS as a home favorite. 58-64 ATS as a home favorite of 6 points or less. 181-191 ATS in home games. 35-41 ATS in a home game where the total is 210 to 219.5. 82-89 ATS against Southeast division opponents.
Miami Heat: U. Haslem (PF) Ques Wed - Flu. V. Oladipo (SG) Early Nov - Quadricep injury.
Brooklyn Nets: K. Irving (PG) Out indefinitely - Personal.
Players to Watch
Miami Heat: Jimmy Butler is one player to watch in this matchup. He leads his team in points per game this season. He is coming off of a game where he almost had 40 points and he will need to replicate that performance in this game if they are going to take home the win here. Look for him to go off again in this game and carry his team on offense here.
Brooklyn Nets: Kevin Durant is one player to watch in this contest. He leads his team in points and rebounds per game this season. He is coming off of a game where he led the team in points and he will need to do the same in this one to help his team get the win here. Look for him to carry the offense in this game.
"Jimmy is an elite scorer. He's also an elite playmaker and he's an elite defender. He can do a lot of different things." - Erik Spoelstra on Jimmy Butler’s performance in their last game.
"I think we came in on the second night of a back-to-back and imposed our will the whole game." - Kevin Durant on their performance in their last game getting the win over the Wizards.
PG Kyle Lowry
SG Duncan Robinson
SF Jimmy Butler
PF P.J. Tucker
C Bam Adebayo
PG James Harden
SG Joe Harris
SF Kevin Durant
PF Blake Griffin
C Nic Claxton
PPG: J. Butler (25.3)
APG: K. Lowry (7)
Reb/G: B. Adebayo (14)
PPG: K. Durant (31)
APG: J. Harden (8.3)
Reb/G: K. Durant (9.8)
Miami Heat: Erik Spoelstra (14th season)
Brooklyn Nets: Steve Nash (2nd season)