The AmericaAirlines Arena and the Miami Heat will host the Phoenix Suns on March 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm ET. The Suns have dropped 12 of 13 games and enter the Arena at 19-46. The Suns are coming off a loss against the Hawks (112-113). The #14 ranked Western Conference Suns (+375) are in a race to the bottom of the ladder. As far as the Suns defense, it is at the bottom in the NBA rankings and the defense is in the 28th position. The good news is they could secure the top overall pick next season.
The odds favorite Miami Heat (-550) have won three of the last four games and are currently 33-30. The Heat has gone from fourth place in January to seventh place in the Eastern Conference. If the Heat can turn things around there is still time for them to secure the last Eastern Conference Playoff spot. Miami has had its share of injuries this season and will remain shorthanded headed into this matchup. The Heat offense and defense both are ranked 17th at todays tip off. The Vegas odds makers favorite is the Miami Heat at -91/2(-110) and the road dog Phoenix Suns at +91/2(-110). The game total is listed as 218(-110) for the over/under bettor.
These two teams played in November 2017 with the Heat coming out the victor. Devin Booker was the leader in points and assists for the Suns with Marquese Chriss the leading rebounder in the game. The Heat had Dragic for the high scorer, Whiteside with the high 10 rebounds and James Johnson leading in assists with 5. This matchup should be fairly easy for the Heat according to the NBA stats and the Vegas odds makers final odds.
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