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Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/17/2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1-17-2020 Odds Picks and Previews

Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/17/2020 – These are teams that are creating a lot of noises for their respective conferences. Both dark horse teams that are not a secret anymore in the NBA as the Miami Heat are to battle the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, January 17. This match will be held at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. NBA League Pass will feature the game online for its subscribers while SofaScore is a good alternative for live streaming. OX Sports Oklahoma will also televise this game live. This is tough but the Thunder has a better upside in this game according to Moneyline NBA Betting.

Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/17/2020

When: January 17, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TV: OX Sports Oklahoma
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/17/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Miami Heat +1 (-108) 214.5 o (-107) +100

Oklahoma City Thunder
-1 (-108) 214.5 u (-107) -120
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Miami Heat Betting

Midway of the season, the Miami Heat are no longer surprising teams but they seem to be still a formidable team trying to make a good run in the Eastern Conference. Jimmy Butler had been vocal about winning and the Heat responded to his vision as they now form one of the most exciting brand of basketball to watch on television. Rookies Tyler Herro, Kendrick Nunn and Duncan Robinson were the biggest additions to the team and they compliment Bam Adebayo as well. Goran Dragic is poised to win the sixth man award this year but it is still a long season and he does not seem to hit the brakes just yet. In this match, Tyler Herro is listed as questionable to play but Heat’s next-man-up mentality will cover for his probable loss.

Players to watch: J. Butler SF 35 GP 35 GS 35.1 MIN 20.5 PTS 2 OR 5 DR 6.9 REB 6.4 AST 1.9 STL 0.6 BLK 2.5 TO 1.3 PF 2.6 AST/TO 23.7 PER

K. Nunn SG 40 GP 40 GS 30.2 MIN 15.9 PTS 0.3 OR 2.4 DR 2.7 REB 3.6 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 1.8 TO 2.4 PF 2 AST/TO 14.11 PER

B. Adebayo C 40 GP 40 GS 34.4 MIN 15.8 PTS 2.6 OR 7.8 DR 10.4 REB 4.6 AST 1.3 STL 1.2 BLK 2.8 TO 2.6 PF 1.7 AST/TO 20.71 PER

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting

From a team predicted to tank to a team contending for a playoff spot, Chris Paul just won’t let a season pass for him not playing his best. Along with the emergence of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the ripe gameplay of Dennis Schroder has created wonders for the team and given nightmares to opposing backcourts in the league. Danilo Gallinari adds more dimension to the team as their stretch four while Steven Adams just continues to inhale rebounds in the paint. Against Miami, this will be a tough match for them but expect fireworks. The Thunder are coming in this game from a loss against the Raptors and hope to get back to winning form battling the Heat at home.

Players to Watch: S. Gilgeous-Alexander SG 41 GP 41 GS 35.4 MIN 20 PTS 0.7 OR 5 DR 5.7 REB 3 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 2 TO 1.6 PF 1.5 AST/TO 17.86 PER

D. Gallinari PF 35 GP 35 GS 30.4 MIN 18.8 PTS 0.6 OR 5 DR 5.5 REB 2.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.1 BLK 1.3 TO 1.4 PF 1.7 AST/TO 19.7 PER

D. Schroder PG 40 GP 0 GS 30.7 MIN 18.3 PTS 0.3 OR 3.4 DR 3.8 REB 3.7 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 2.9 TO 2.3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 15.48 PER

Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/17/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Miami Heat

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games.
Miami are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games.
Heat are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Oklahoma City.
Miami are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against Oklahoma City.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami’s last 8 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City.
Miami are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Heat are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
Miami are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games played on a Friday.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 7 games.
Oklahoma City are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oklahoma City’s last 11 games against Miami.
Their total has gone OVER in 7 of Oklahoma City’s last 10 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 6 games when playing at home against Miami.
Oklahoma City are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games this season.
Oklahoma City are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Thunder are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games against an opponent in the Southeast division.
Oklahoma City are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games played in January.

Injuries

Miami Heat

Justise Winslow PF Back is out indefinitely
Tyler Herro SG Knee is “?” Friday vs Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Thunder

Steven Adams C Knee is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Miami
Nerlens Noel PF Ankle is “?” Friday vs Miami
Abdel Nader PF Ankle is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Miami

Head-to-Head
Miami Heat Oklahoma City Thunder
22-16 Against the Spread 26-14
24-15 Straight Up 18-23
111 Points per Game 109
107 Points Allowed per Game 107
47.14 Offensive FG% 46.7
76.83 Offensive FT% 79.84
37.79 Offensive 3PT% 34.25
44.48 Defensive FG% 45.65
76.34 Defensive FT% 80.16
32.63 Defensive 3PT% 34.91

Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Picks

This is going to be a dog fight between the Thunder and Heat and they are expected to go back and forth. In this game, Bet On NBA Games gives a slight edge to the Thunder, but still, the Heat is a tough customer to handle on the road.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Heat for this game is at +100 while the OKC Thunder is at -120.

ATS: A very thin one-point on the spread between the Thunder and Heat. It will be Miami owning the +1 while OKC is on the short end at -1.

TOTALs: The total given to this game is 214.5 with the Heat going over while OKC is projected to be the team under.

Score Prediction: 109 – 106 Thunder