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Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat 4/18/2021 NBA Prediction and Game Analysis

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Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat 4-18-2021 NBA Prediction and Game Analysis

Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat 4/18/2021 – The Miami Heat are now on a tough break and hope to break the dry spell really soon. They will have a tough task ahead by hosting the fast-scoring Brooklyn Nets at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida this Sunday, April 18. The tip-off happens at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time with ESPN as the television broadcast partner. NBA League Pass subscription is the best way to watch the game through an online live stream. The Brooklyn Nets are falling by a step but they are still the favored team to win according to NBA betting lines against the slumping Miami Heat.

Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat 4/18/2021

When: April 18, 2021 3:30 PM ET
Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida
TV: ESPN
Stream: NBA League Pass

Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat 4/18/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Brooklyn Nets -4.5 (-110) 225 o (-110) -182
Miami Heat +4.5 (-110) 225 u (-110) +150
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Brooklyn Nets Betting

The Brooklyn Nets are struggling for consistency in their last four matches spitting it to two wins and two losses. They are coming in this matchup against the Miami Heat with a 38-18 record and they trail the Philadelphia 76ers by just a game. This team is coming off from a 15-point victory against the Charlotte Hornets, 130-115 thanks to Kevin Durant having the best stat line with 25 points and 11 assists. Joe Harris tallied 26 points while Kyrie Irving just had 12. LaMarcus Aldridge just announced his retirement but the depth of the Nets remains very deep with DeAndre Jordan, Nicolas Claxton and Blake Griffin as their rotation for the big men.

Players to watch: K. Durant PF 23 GP 21 GS 33.9 MIN 28.1 PTS 0.4 OR 6.6 DR 7 REB 5.4 AST 0.6 STL 1.3 BLK 3.9 TO 2.1 PF 1.4 AST/TO 25.98 PER

K. Irving PG 40 GP 40 GS 35.1 MIN 27.5 PTS 1.1 OR 3.7 DR 4.8 REB 6.1 AST 1.3 STL 0.6 BLK 2.3 TO 2.7 PF 2.6 AST/TO 25.03 PER

J. Harden SG 34 GP 34 GS 37.3 MIN 25.4 PTS 0.9 OR 7.8 DR 8.7 REB 11 AST 1.3 STL 0.7 BLK 4.1 TO 2.4 PF 2.7 AST/TO 25.04 PER.

Miami Heat Betting

The Miami Heat find themselves evening up their record at 28-28 after a three-game losing streak. They fell to the seventh-best record in the NBA Eastern Conference standings and trails the New York Knicks by 1.5 games. This team lost to the league’s worst squad as the Minnesota Timberwolves prevailed over them, 119-111. Jimmy Butler did what he can while facing his former team with a near triple-double of 30 points, 19 rebounds and eight assists while veteran Trevor Ariza stepped up with 21 points, seven rebounds and five triples. Bam Adebayo had 17 points, four rebounds and four assists.

Players to Watch: J. Butler SF 41 GP 41 GS 33.7 MIN 21.4 PTS 1.9 OR 5.3 DR 7.2 REB 7.2 AST 2.1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.1 TO 1.4 PF 3.4 AST/TO 26.42 PER

B. Adebayo C 50 GP 50 GS 33.5 MIN 19 PTS 2.3 OR 6.9 DR 9.2 REB 5.2 AST 1 STL 1.1 BLK 2.7 TO 2.3 PF 2 AST/TO 22.66 PER

T. Herro PG 45 GP 14 GS 31.2 MIN 14.9 PTS 0.5 OR 4.4 DR 4.9 REB 3.4 AST 0.7 STL 0.4 BLK 2 TO 1.3 PF 1.7 AST/TO 12.38 PER.

Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat 4/18/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn’s last 6 games.
Brooklyn are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games.
Brooklyn are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Miami.
Nets are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games against Miami.
Brooklyn are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games on the road.
Brooklyn are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brooklyn’s last 5 games this season.
Brooklyn are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Brooklyn are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.

Miami Heat

Miami are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami’s last 8 games.
Miami are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 5 games at home.
Miami are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Brooklyn.
Miami are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Heat are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Miami are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Miami’s last 12 games played in April.

Injuries

Brooklyn Nets

LaMarcus Aldridge PF Retired has retired
James Harden SG Hamstring is out indefinitely
Spencer Dinwiddie PG ACL is out for season
Tyler Johnson SG Knee is out indefinitely
Chris Chiozza PG Hand is out indefinitely

Miami Heat

Andre Iguodala SF Hip is “?” Sunday vs Brooklyn
Jimmy Butler SG Ankle is “?” Sunday vs Brooklyn
Victor Oladipo SG Knee is out indefinitely
Dewayne Dedmon C Acquired is “?” Sunday vs Brooklyn

Head-to-Head
Brooklyn Nets Miami Heat
28-28-0 Against the Spread 23-32-1
34-22-0 Straight Up 27-29-0
119 Points per Game 106
114 Points Allowed per Game 108
49.51 Offensive FG% 46.07
80.62 Offensive FT% 78.51
39.04 Offensive 3PT% 34.65
46.33 Defensive FG% 45.09
77.34 Defensive FT% 78.77
36.55 Defensive 3PT% 36.36

Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat Betting Picks

Jimmy Butler has already called out his teammates as soft and this is his way of motivating his team before facing the Brooklyn Nets. However, with the home-court advantage and star power, the Nets are favored in the online sportsbook to win over the Heat.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Heat as the underdogs are set at +150 while the Nets at home are -182.

ATS: It is 4.5 points separating both teams across the spread with the Heat going under and the Nets are over.

TOTALs: The total for both teams in this matchup is pegged at 225 points with the Heat going under and the Nets are over.

Score Prediction: 116 – 108, Nets