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Miami Heat vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/4/2021 Odds Picks and Previews

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Miami Heat vs New Orleans Pelicans 3-4-2021 Odds Picks and Previews

Miami Heat vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/4/2021 – The big Miami Heat run has been halted to a close during their last match and this team is eager to start another run. They are on the road right now and will be battling the New Orleans Pelicans for their next game this Thursday, March 4. This will be held at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana with the tip off starting at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. TNT holds the exclusive broadcast rights for this game and they will share the feed to NBA League Pass for the online live stream. The New Orleans Pelicans own the home court advantage and NBA Game Odds have them winning over the Miami Heat.

Miami Heat vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/4/2021

When: March 4, 2021 8:30 PM ET
Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: TNT
Stream: NBA League Pass

Miami Heat vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/4/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Miami Heat +3 (-111) 224.5 o (-110) +125
New Orleans Pelicans -3 (-111) 224.5 u (-110) -150
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Miami Heat Betting

The Miami Heat has been on a tear with their six-game winning streak but it was put to an end by the rejuvenated Atlanta Hawks in a low scoring affair, 80-94. The loss puts them behind the New York Knicks and in a three-way tie with the Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors with a record of 17-18. Jimmy Butler did not play against the Hawks and their opponents capitalized his absence. Goran Dragic had 14 points while Duncan Robinson had his 14 as well as both players led the team in scoring. Bam Adebayo had a subpar night doing just 11 points, three assists and two rebounds in 32 minutes.

Players to watch: J. Butler SF 21 GP 21 GS 33.1 MIN 20.1 PTS 2.1 OR 5.7 DR 7.8 REB 7.8 AST 1.9 STL 0.4 BLK 2.3 TO 1.1 PF 3.4 AST/TO 24.91 PER

B. Adebayo C 33 GP 33 GS 33.9 MIN 19.2 PTS 2.2 OR 7.3 DR 9.5 REB 5.4 AST 0.9 STL 1 BLK 3 TO 2.4 PF 1.8 AST/TO 22.09 PER

T. Herro PG 24 GP 14 GS 33 MIN 16.4 PTS 0.5 OR 5.4 DR 5.9 REB 3.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.5 TO 1.6 PF 1.5 AST/TO 12.52 PER.

New Orleans Pelicans Betting

The New Orleans Pelicans have been struggling lately as they lost three of their last four matches. Their record continues to dwindle at the bottom half of the NBA Western Conference standings at 15-20. Their most recent match was against the Chicago Bulls and it was just a four point loss, 124-128. Zion Williamson had a good night shooting 10-of-17 from the field to finish 28 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Brandon Ingram was not far behind with 21 points. J.J. Redick was vintage in this match tallying 22 points coming off the bench while three other Pelicans scored in double figures.

Players to Watch: Z. Williamson PF 34 GP 34 GS 33.1 MIN 25.6 PTS 2.7 OR 4.5 DR 7.2 REB 3.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.7 BLK 2.6 TO 2.4 PF 1.3 AST/TO 26.86 PER

B. Ingram SF 35 GP 35 GS 34.9 MIN 24.1 PTS 0.6 OR 4.6 DR 5.1 REB 4.7 AST 0.7 STL 0.8 BLK 2.3 TO 1.9 PF 2 AST/TO 20.34 PER

L. Ball PG 32 GP 32 GS 31.8 MIN 14.7 PTS 0.6 OR 3.6 DR 4.2 REB 5.2 AST 1.3 STL 0.6 BLK 2 TO 2.2 PF 2.7 AST/TO 15.63 PER.

Miami Heat vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/4/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Miami Heat

Miami are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games.
Miami are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
Miami are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against New Orleans.
Heat are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against New Orleans.
Miami are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans.
Miami are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Heat are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami’s last 9 games played in March.

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of New Orleans’ last 13 games.
New Orleans are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 5 games against Miami.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans’ last 7 games at home.
New Orleans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Miami.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New Orleans’ last 10 games this season.
New Orleans are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Pelicans are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
New Orleans are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games played in March.

Injuries

Miami Heat

Avery Bradley SG Calf is OUT 3-4 weeks
Jimmy Butler SG Knee is “?” Thursday vs New Orleans
Meyers Leonard C Shoulder is out for season
Bam Adebayo C Knee is “?” Thursday vs New Orleans

New Orleans Pelicans

No Injuries

Head-to-Head
Miami Heat New Orleans Pelicans
15-19-1 Against the Spread 15-20-0
16-19-0 Straight Up 26-9-2
107 Points per Game 116
109 Points Allowed per Game 116
46.14 Offensive FG% 48.5
79.32 Offensive FT% 73.24
35.32 Offensive 3PT% 36.53
44.8 Defensive FG% 47.48
78.82 Defensive FT% 79.56
36.55 Defensive 3PT% 39.36

Miami Heat vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks

This is going to be an interesting matchup! The Miami Heat have been struggling whenever they go on the road for a western conference game while the New Orleans Pelicans young raw talent is yet to mesh with each other. Best Sportsbook has the home team Pelicans as the safer bet against the Jimmy Butler-less Heat.

Moneyline: The Heat on the road is given an ML of +125 if they manage to win while the Pelicans are at -150.

ATS: It is three points in the middle of both squads ATS with the Heat getting the +3 while the Pelicans are -3.

TOTALs: 224.5 is the total for both teams to play around as the Heat goes over and the Pelicans the team under.

Score Prediction: 114 – 112, Pelicans