NBA Odds: New Orleans vs Miami Vegas Line and Matchup Preview

Miami Heat - Lebron James

The Miami Heat play hosts to the New Orleans Pelicans in a NBA odds matchup in the Miami Airlines Arena at 7:35PM tonight. The Miami Heat are listed as the Vegas odds favorite in the NBA picks contest. Coming off a 102-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors the Heat failed to cover the -6 point spread posted by Vegas odds makers. In tonight's NBA picks contest the Vegas line has the Heat as the -9 point spreads favorite.

The Heat rallied late in the fourth period to outscore the Raptors in a what's becoming a common theme for the Heat. "We stayed with it mentally," stated the Heat's head coach Erik Spoelstra. "We were into the grind and staying the course and had to continue to make plays."

The New Orleans Pelicans' will be looking to avoid their second consecutive loss after traveling to Indiana. Failing to cover against the Pacers as a 12 point underdog, the Pelicans could potentially rebound to cover the spread versus the Heat with a 6-4 record after playing Indiana.

Leading the NBA picks contest after the first half of their matchup versus the Pacers, the Pelicans Alexis Ajinca scored a season-high 17 points, Anthony Davis 10 and Tyreke Evans added 12 more point for New Orleans.

The Miami Heat are a solid 13-2 straight up when playing New Orleans at home and have won their last 2 NBA picks contests.

Will the Heat cover the point spread listed by Vegas oddds makers in tonight's matchup against the Pelicans?

 

 

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RECENT BETTING TRENDS/RESULTS

 
TEAM SU ATS OFF DEF DIFF
New Orleans 15-17 13-17-2 102.3 102.8 -0.4
Miami 26-8 16-18 104.8 98.2 6.6
TEAM ATS HOME ATS AWAY OU OU HOME OU AWAY
New Orleans 7-6-1 6-11-1 18-14 8-6 10-8
Miami 6-12 10-6 21-13 12-6 9-7

 

 

 

NBA PICKS SMART CHART

NOH   TEAM   MIA
102.3   PTS FOR 104.8
102.8   PTS AGNST 98.2
-0.4   DIFF. 6.6
30.5 DEF. REBOUNDS   29.7
13.1 OFF. REBOUNDS   6.7
45.6   FG% 51.1
76.3 FT%   76.0
6.4   3 POINTERS 8.1
8.6   STEALS 9.6
 

TEAM INJURIES

NEW ORLEANS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Ryan Anderson F Out Indefinitely (neck)
Jason Smith F Day-to-Day (knee)
MIAMI
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Shane Battier G Day-to-Day (quad)
Mario Chalmers G Day-to-Day (Achilles)
Greg Oden C Out Indefinitely (knee)
 

 

 

 

VEGAS NBA BETTING TRENDS

NEW ORLEANS
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games
New Orleans is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
New Orleans is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans's last 9 games on the road
New Orleans is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
New Orleans is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Miami
New Orleans is 10-3-2 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Miami
New Orleans is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of New Orleans's last 18 games when playing on the road against Miami
New Orleans is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Miami
MIAMI
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Miami's last 12 games
Miami is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Miami is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
Miami is 3-10-2 ATS in its last 15 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Miami's last 18 games when playing at home against New Orleans
Miami is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against New Orleans
Miami is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against New Orleans

HEAD TO HEAD TEAM SUMMARY

 
TEAM SU ATS OU AVG SCORE AVG ½ SCORE FG% REB 3PT MADE STEALS
New Orleans 5-5 5-3-2 5-5 94.9 48.4 45.3 39.2 64 - 183 7.6
Miami 5-5 3-5-2 5-5 95.8 47.5 47.0 38.1 76 - 191 6.9

HEAD TO HEAD TEAM DETAIL

 
DATE DAY AWAY PTS HOME PTS HOMELINE ATS TOTAL OU FG% EDGE REB EDGE 3PT EDGE
03/29/2013 Fri MIA 108 NOH 89 MIA 189 O MIA NOH MIA
12/08/2012 Sat NOH 90 MIA 106 -14½ MIA 193 O MIA NOH NOH
01/30/2012 Mon NOH 95 MIA 109 -12½ MIA 186 O MIA MIA MIA
12/13/2010 Mon NOH 84 MIA 96 -12 Push 187½ U MIA NOH MIA
11/05/2010 Fri MIA 93 NOH 96 NOH 187 O NOH NOH MIA
12/30/2009 Wed MIA 91 NOH 95 1 NOH 192 U NOH NOH Push
11/22/2009 Sun NOH 101 MIA 102 -10 NOH 192½ O MIA MIA NOH
04/07/2009 Tue NOH 93 MIA 87 -4½ NOH 190 U NOH MIA MIA
11/08/2008 Sat MIA 89 NOH 100 -11 Push 192 U NOH NOH NOH
04/02/2008 Wed NOH 106 MIA 77 17 NOH 185 U NOH NOH MIA

 

 

TEAMS LAST 5 NBA PICKS CONTESTS

 
NEW ORLEANS
DATE DAY SCORE OPPONENT SCORE SU LINE TOTAL FG% FT% 3PT MADE DAYS REST
01/04/2014 Sat 82 at Indiana 99 L -12 191½ 45.6 65.4 3 -1
01/03/2014 Fri 95 at Boston 92 W 201 49.4 77.3 2 0
01/01/2014 Wed 112 at Minnesota 124 L -5½ 211 51.7 72.7 6 1
12/30/2013 Mon 110 Portland 108 W 210½ 53.9 80.0 2 1
12/28/2013 Sat 98 at Houston 107 L -9 211½ 44.1 75.0 10 0
MIAMI
DATE DAY SCORE OPPONENT SCORE SU LINE TOTAL FG% FT% 3PT MADE DAYS REST
01/05/2014 Sun 102 Toronto 97 W -6 199½ 46.9 85.2 3 -1
01/04/2014 Sat 110 at Orlando 94 W 10 199½ 54.1 77.4 6 0
01/02/2014 Thu 114 Golden State 123 L -4½ 205½ 51.3 83.9 8 1
12/30/2013 Mon 97 at Denver 94 W 2 200½ 50.7 64.3 11 0
12/28/2013 Sat 108 at Portland 107 W -7 207½ 51.7 90.9 8 0

VEGAS SUPERGRID

    RANK   RANK
New Orleans's Overall Scoring vs Miami's Overall Defense 102.34 12 98.18 9
New Orleans's Away Scoring vs Miami's Home Defense 101.06 12 100.89 21
New Orleans's Road Rebounds vs Miami's Home Rebounds Allowed 41.44 20 38.72 2
Miami's Overall Scoring vs New Orleans's Overall Defense 104.82 5 102.75 27
Miami's Home Scoring vs New Orleans's Road Defense 108.06 4 106.22 26
Miami's Home Rebounds vs New Orleans's Road Rebounds Allowed 36.50 30 45.83 28
 

LOCAL TEAM NEWS

NEW ORLEANS
New Orleans Times Picayune
MIAMI
Miami Herald
 

TOP 3/BOTTOM 3

NEW ORLEANS
No trends to report
MIAMI
Miami leads the league in field goal percentage with 51.1.
Miami has the worst rebounds in the league 36.4.
Miami allows the third most three points made in the league with 8.9 per game.
Miami is second in rebounds allowed in the league at 40.1.
 

NBA POWER STATS

SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
New Orleans 45.6 46.1 -0.6
Miami 51.1 45.6 5.5
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
New Orleans 13.1 30.5 43.5
Miami 6.7 29.7 36.4
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
New Orleans 22.7 13.1 1.7
Miami 23.7 14.6 1.6

TEAM VS DIVISION OR CONFERENCE

NEW ORLEANS SU HOME AWAY ATS ATS HOME ATS AWAY OFF DEF DIFF
Overall 15-17 9-5 6-12 13-17-2 7-6-1 6-11-1 102.3 102.8 -0.4
vs Div 2-3 1-1 1-2 2-2-1 1-1 1-1-1 98.2 100.2 -2.0
Last 10 4-6 2-0 2-6 4-5-1 2-0 2-5-1 101.0 104.1 -3.1
vs East 8-3 4-1 4-2 6-5 3-2 3-3 106.1 101.5 4.6
vs West 7-14 5-4 2-10 7-12-2 4-4-1 3-8-1 100.4 103.4 -3.0
MIAMI SU HOME AWAY ATS ATS HOME ATS AWAY OFF DEF DIFF
Overall 26-8 15-3 11-5 16-18 6-12 10-6 104.8 98.2 6.6
vs Div 8-0 5-0 3-0 4-4 1-4 3-0 106.9 95.5 11.4
Last 10 8-2 4-1 4-1 4-6 1-4 3-2 107.5 103.4 4.1
vs East 17-6 10-2 7-4 10-13 3-9 7-4 103.5 97.3 6.1
vs West 9-2 5-1 4-1 6-5 3-3 3-2 107.6 99.9 7.7

 


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