Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat 4/18/2021 NBA Prediction and Game Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat 4/18/2021 Betting Odds
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
Brooklyn are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Miami are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
LaMarcus Aldridge PF Retired has retired
Andre Iguodala SF Hip is “?” Sunday vs Brooklyn
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