Houston Rockets vs Miami Heat Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 15 (12/15): NBA

Houston Rockets vs Miami Heat Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 15 (12/15): NBA

 

Odds

Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Heat money line -195
Heat spread -6 (-110)
Rockets money line +180
Rockets spread +6 (-110)
Over / under 223.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Miami Heat Houston Rockets
Record 13-15 9-18
Road  / home record 4-9 6-5
Streak W1 W2
Points per game 107.00 110.78
Points allowed per game 109.22 116.00
Rebounds per game 41.89 45.00
Rebounds allowed per game 43.89 41.56
Over / under record 14-13-1 13-14
 

Preview

The Houston Rockets continue at home and will host the Miami Heat at the Toyota Center on Thursday night. These teams faced each other twice last season and Miami won and covered the spread both times.

 

Miami Heat

The Heat get here with an 13-15 record and are 4-9 oin the road so far ranking 2nd in the Southeast Division. In their last game on the road they beat the Pacers 87-82.  Bam Adebayo had 22 points and 17 rebounds and Jimmy Butler scored seven straight points late in the fourth quarter to win the game.

Bam Adebayo is averaging 20.8 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists for the Heat. Max Strus is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Miami.

In the last 10 games, the Heat are 6-4, averaging 107.6 points, 43.4 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 7.8 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.7 points.

Houston Rockets

The Rockets have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 6-5 at home this season with a 9-18 record overall ranking 5th in the Southwest Division. The Rockets are 5-14 against Western Conference opponents. Houston is 7-13 against opponents with a winning record.

Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 18.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists for the Rockets. Green is averaging 21.9 points and 3.8 rebounds while shooting 42.7% over the last 10 games for Houston.

In their last 10 games the Rockets are 5-5, averaging 113.0 points, 46.1 rebounds, 21.8 assists, 8.1 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.7 points per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Miami are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Houston.

Miami are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games against Houston.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games on the road.

Miami are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games.

Houston are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games against Miami.

Houston are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Rockets have been playing better as they got most of their players back and they just beat two of the best teams in the NBA at home. The Heat have lost 3 of their last 5 games and have been struggling on the road with a 4-9 record away from home. Even with Jimmy Butler available for this game the Heat are just 9-18-1 ATS this season while the Rockets are 7-3-1 ATS at home. Give me the points with the Rockets.

PICK: Rockets +6 (-110)

Find more sports picks from the top sports bettors and NBA experts all in one place using our iOS and Google Play apps, as well as our other articles at Kingpin.pro.  We are the home for NBA picks, sports picks and sports betting.

 

NBA expert picks, Expert NBA picks, NBA expert picks today, Expert NBA picks today, Top NBA picks for today, Expert NBA picks free, NBA expert picks against the spread.

Winnings $118,368
last 30 days winnings $240
Yesterday winnings $0
Top Sport NBA
W-L-D 1448 - 1290 - 29
Winnings % 52%
Winnings $105,540
last 30 days winnings $9,560
Yesterday winnings ($2,000)
Top Sport MLB
W-L-D 633 - 378 - 10
Winnings % 62%