Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/17/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/17/2020 Betting Odds
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
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games.
Justise Winslow PF Back is out indefinitely
Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams C Knee is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Miami
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