The Miami Heat play host to the Brooklyn Nets at the American Airlines Arena on Tuesday night.
The Brooklyn Nets have been in a bit of a slump as they’ve lost four of their last five games and they will be looking to bounce back after falling to the Clippers in a 127-119 home loss on Saturday. Jarett Allen led the team with 24 points and 11 rebounds, D’Angelo Russell added 23 points with 10 assists, Joe Harris scored 19 points while Allen Crabbe chipped in with 15 points. As a team, the Nets shot 45 percent from the field and 13 of 28 from the three-point line but after leading by as many as 15 points, the Nets just couldn’t hold off the Clippers in the fourth quarter where they were outscored by 37-22. With the loss, Brooklyn dropped to 7-10 overall and 3-4 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Miami Heat have been in a serious slump lately as they’ve lost five of their last six games and they will be hoping to stop a two-game skid after getting blown out by the Lakers in a 113-97 home loss on Sunday. Wayne Ellington led the team with 19 points on seven of 14 shooting, Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson each scored 17 points while Rodney McGruder chipped in with 14 points and four assists. As a team, the Heat shot just 40 percent from the field and 13 of 32 from the three-point line but there was just no slowing down the Lakers’ LeBron James who torched them for a season-high 51 points on 19 of 31 shooting.
Looking at the betting trends, the Nets are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 road games, 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a team below .400 and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall. The Heat are 0-4 ATS in their last four home games, 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a double-digit loss at home and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the road team is 6-1-1 ATS in the last eight meetings, the Nets are 3-1-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Miami and 4-11-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall.
The Nets are going to be doing it real tough without their young star in Caris LeVert but you have to give them credit because they almost got the win against the Clippers on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Heat have been in a major slump and they just haven’t been able to buy a win lately so it’s hard to see them as favorites against any team right now. The Heat are 0-4 ATS in their last four home games while the Nets are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 road games, so I’m sticking with those trends and taking the Nets with the points in this one.