Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat 1/4/2021 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat 1/4/2021 – The Oklahoma City Thunder snapped their three-game losing streak and they want to bring the momentum heading to their next game. It will be the NBA Eastern Conference champions Miami Heat that will be their next opponents at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. The game will be held on Monday, January 4 with NBA TV putting the game on television live at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Oklahoma City Thunder will be engaging in a dog fight against the Miami Heat. NBA Betting Lines forecast that the Thunder will have to do something very special to upset the Heat.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat 1/4/2021
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat 1/4/2021 Betting Odds
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting
The Oklahoma City Thunder managed to pull off a good victory against the Orlando Magic during their most recent matchup and it snapped their three-game losing streak. Darius Bazley came up with his best game of the season with 19 points, 12 rebounds, and two three-pointers to lead the team. George Hill was steady with 18 points and five assists while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finished the game with 16 points but it took him 17 shots to get there. Al Horford provided the support in the interior doing 12 points, six rebounds, four assists, and a block.
Players to watch: S. Gilgeous-Alexander SG 4 GP 4 GS 33.3 MIN 19.5 PTS 0.8 OR 4.5 DR 5.3 REB 6.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 4 TO 2.5 PF 1.7 AST/TO 16.86 PER
L. Dort SG 4 GP 4 GS 28 MIN 16 PTS 1.3 OR 2.3 DR 3.5 REB 1 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 1.3 TO 3 PF 0.8 AST/TO 18.1 PER
G. Hill PG 3 GP 3 GS 24.3 MIN 14.3 PTS 1.3 OR 1.7 DR 3 REB 3.7 AST 0.7 STL 0 BLK 1 TO 1 PF 3.7 AST/TO 23.38 PER.
Miami Heat Betting
It was not what the Miami Heat wanted the season to start but this team has been trying to stay afloat and maintain a winning record. They are coming in this match with a record of 2-3 and it does not reflect the way the Heat fights every game. Their most recent matchup was a 10-point loss against the Dallas Mavericks on the road, 83-93. Bam Adebayo did what he can by giving his team 19 points, 11 rebounds, and four steals but Jimmy Butler seems to be not himself finishing with just two points, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Tyler Herro had 11 but Duncan Robinson also faltered doing just five points.
Players to Watch: B. Adebayo C 5 GP 5 GS 32 MIN 19 PTS 1.2 OR 6.8 DR 8 REB 4.4 AST 1.6 STL 1 BLK 4 TO 2.4 PF 1.1 AST/TO 22.34 PER
T. Herro SG 5 GP 5 GS 33.2 MIN 15.8 PTS 0.2 OR 5.6 DR 5.8 REB 4 AST 0.4 STL 0 BLK 2.4 TO 1.8 PF 1.7 AST/TO 13.05 PER
G. Dragic PG 5 GP 0 GS 23.6 MIN 15.2 PTS 0.4 OR 2.8 DR 3.2 REB 5.2 AST 1 STL 0 BLK 3 TO 2.2 PF 1.7 AST/TO 19.65 PER.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat 1/4/2021 Betting Numbers
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Miami is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Trevor Ariza SF Personal is downgraded to OUT Monday vs Miami
Avery Bradley SG Quarantine is “?” Monday vs Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat Betting Picks
This should be a good bounce-back win for the Miami Heat as Best Sportsbook sees them winning over the Oklahoma City Thunder with a wide margin. Jimmy Butler should be frustrated with the way he played and expect him to come out more aggressively in this matchup.
Moneyline: The Thunder are +425 on the ML if they manage to secure a victory while the Heat is at -600.
ATS: It was a wide 9.5 points separating both teams across the spread with the Thunder at +9.5 while the Heat is at -9.5.
TOTALs: It is 213.5 on the total for this match with the Heat going under while the Thunder is the team over.
Score Prediction: 113 – 100 Heat