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Phoenix Suns vs Miami Heat 3/9/2022 NBA Prediction and Game Analysis

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Phoenix Suns vs Miami Heat 3-9-2022 NBA Prediction and Game Analysis

Phoenix Suns vs Miami Heat 3/9/2022 – This is going to be the clash of the top teams in the NBA from different conferences. The Phoenix Suns hold the best record in the NBA and they will be going up against the beast of the East, the Miami Heat. This possible NBA Finals matchup takes place this Wednesday, March 9 inside the walls of the FTX Arena in Miami, Florida. The tip-off happens at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be aired live through the Bally Sports Sun. NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy the game through an online live stream. It is seen by NBA game odds that the Miami Heat are the huge favorites in this matchup.

Phoenix Suns vs Miami Heat 3/9/2022

When:March 9, 2022 7:30 PM ET
Where:FTX Arena, Miami, Florida
TV:Bally Sports Sun
Stream:NBA League Pass

Phoenix Suns vs Miami Heat 3/9/2022 Betting Odds
TeamSP/RLTOTALML
Phoenix Suns +8 (-110)219.5 o (-110)+285
Miami Heat -8 (-112)219.5 u (-110)-350
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Phoenix Suns Betting

The Phoenix Suns continue to sit head above everyone in the NBA standings with their record at 52-13. There is no other team that reached 50 games this season and they are eight games above the second-placed team, Memphis Grizzlies. Chris Paul is still sidelined and will not be joining the roster until the final games of the season. For now, DevinBooker has been leading the team along with DeAndre Ayton who mans the paint. The team will be playing without Booker and Landry Shamet replaced him in the starting lineup during their last game. Cameron Johnson has been filling up for Chris Paul and has been doing a good job so far.

Players to watch: Devin Booker SG 54 GP 54 GS 34.4 MIN 25.6 PTS 0.8 OR 4.4 DR 5.2 REB 4.6 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.4 TO 2.5 PF 1.9 AST/TO 20.16 PER

Deandre Ayton C 43 GP 43 GS 29.4 MIN 16.6 PTS 2.4 OR 7.3 DR 9.7 REB 1.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.8 BLK 1.6 TO 2.3 PF 0.9 AST/TO 21.91 PER

Chris Paul PG 58 GP 58 GS 33 MIN 14.9 PTS 0.3 OR 4.2 DR 4.5 REB 10.7 AST 1.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.4 TO 2 PF 4.5 AST/TO 21.03 PER.

Miami Heat Betting

The Miami Heat currently boast their healthier core of players this season and are expected to get a firmer hold of the best record in the NBA Eastern Conference. This team will be coming in this game against the Suns with a mindset of making a statement in the entire league with a win. Jimmy Butler continues to lead the team and he has all the help he has with a healthy Bam Adebayo and Kyle Lowry. Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson have been providing good numbers and showing Coach Erik Spoelstra that they can also carry the team on their backs. Adding more firepower, Victor OIadipo is back from an injury and ready to contribute.

Players to Watch: Jimmy Butler SF 46 GP 46 GS 34 MIN 21.4 PTS 1.9 OR 4.3 DR 6.2 REB 5.7 AST 1.8 STL 0.5 BLK 2.2 TO 1.5 PF 2.6 AST/TO 24.01 PER

Tyler Herro PG 53 GP 10 GS 32.7 MIN 20.8 PTS 0.5 OR 4.3 DR 4.8 REB 4 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 2.7 TO 1.5 PF 1.4 AST/TO 16.09 PER

Bam Adebayo C 41 GP 41 GS 33.2 MIN 18.8 PTS 2.6 OR 7.7 DR 10.3 REB 3.5 AST 1.5 STL 0.8 BLK 2.7 TO 3.2 PF 1.3 AST/TO 21.10 PER.

Phoenix Suns vs Miami Heat 3/9/2022 Betting Numbers

Trends

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Phoenix’s last 13 games.
Phoenix are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games.
Phoenix are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games against Miami.
Suns are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games against Miami.
Phoenix are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games on the road.
Phoenix are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Miami.
Suns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix’s last 10 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.

Miami Heat

Miami are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
Heat are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami’s last 9 games against Phoenix.
Miami are 17-3 SU in their last 20 games at home.
Miami are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Phoenix.
Heat are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games this season.
Miami are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games played in March.

Injuries

Phoenix Suns

Chris Paul PG Thumb is out indefinitely
Frank Kaminsky PF Knee is out indefinitely
Devin Booker SG Quarantine is probable Wednesday vs Miami
Dario Saric PF Knee is out indefinitely
Cameron Johnson SG Quad is “?” Wednesday vs Miami

Miami Heat

Markieff Morris PF Conditioning is out indefinitely
Jimmy Butler SG Illness is “?” Wednesday vs Phoenix
Caleb Martin SG Achilles is “?” Wednesday vs Phoenix

Head-to-Head
Phoenix SunsMiami Heat
34-30-0Against the Spread 39-26-1
32-31-1Straight Up 39-27-0
114Points per Game 110
Points Allowed per Game
48.29Offensive FG% 46.43
79.38Offensive FT% 80.75
36.49Offensive 3PT% 37.71
44.21Defensive FG% 44.31
75.4Defensive FT% 76.91
33.56Defensive 3PT% 34.12

Phoenix Suns vs Miami Heat Betting Picks

The Miami Heat will capitalize over the injury-depleted Phoenix Suns visiting them in their home court. According to the best online sportsbook, the Heat will be blowing away the Suns and expect them to cover the spread to make a statement in the league.

Moneyline: The ML given to the visiting Suns is at +285 if they pull an upset while the Heat at home is at -350.

ATS: A very wide eight points is between both teams across the spread with the Suns getting the +8 while the Heat sits at -8.

TOTALs: The total for this matchup is pegged at 219.5 points with the Suns going over and the Heat are under.

Score Prediction: 118 – 108, Suns