Heat vs Nets Betting Preview: Will KD’s Hot Streak Continue?

Eddie Griffin

If the second Heat vs Nets matchup is as good as the first one, it will be anything but a mundane Monday in Brooklyn.

The two teams faced off on Saturday night, and the Nets prevailed 128-124 to get a valuable win after consecutive losses to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It ended up being far closer than they would have liked, however. The hosts looked like they were well on their way to a comfortable win, but the Heat did not go down without a fight.

As was the case in the first meeting, the Nets are a strong favorite in the NBA betting odds for tonight’s rematch. Can they cover this time around and avoid some last-minute drama?

Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets Betting Odds and Information

Matchup:Miami Heat (6-9, 2-6 away, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs Brooklyn Nets (10-8, 8-4 home, 5th in the Eastern Conference)

  • Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
  • Time: 7:30 pm ET
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York (Barclays Center)
  • TV: NBATV
  • Spread: Heat +7.5 (-110), Nets -7.5 (-110)
  • Total: OVER 235.5 (-110), UNDER 235.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Heat +265, Nets -330

Odds via Fanduel as of Monday, January 25 at 1:00 pm ET

Miami Heat Betting Preview

That the Heat were able to make things as interesting as they did is an achievement. They are currently down two of their best players, and they were a night removed from a pretty ugly loss to the Toronto Raptors.

Bam Adebayo was the chief reason the Heat were in it, as he posted a career-high 42 points, along with five rebounds and nine assists. While Adebayo’s huge night was a positive, the Heat’s outside shooting was not. They shot only 28.3 from three, making only 13 of 46 attempts.

The Heat will still be without Tyler Herro (neck spasms) and Jimmy Butler (health and safety protocol) tonight. However, Butler could be back for Wednesday’s home game against the Nuggets.

Brooklyn Nets Betting Preview

The Nets registered their first win with their new Big Three on Saturday night, having lost twice at Cleveland after the return of Kyrie Irving.

Their talented trio all had a hand in the win. Kevin Durant posted his fourth straight 30+ point game against the Heat, scoring 31 on 11 of 19 shooting. James Harden had an off-night, making only two of eight shots, but he had 11 assists and seven rebounds. Irving struggled shooting for the first three quarters, but he came up huge in the fourth, scoring 18 of his 28 points in the final stanza.

While the Heat were cold from three, the Nets were hot, making 19 of their 37 attempts from deep. Seven of those makes were by Joe Harris, which was a season high as he scored 23 points on the night. Harris is sixth in the NBA in three-point percentage, making 49.2 percent of his shots.

Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets Betting Stats & Trends

Miami Heat Stat Sheet

Offense

  • PPG: 109.3 (21st)
  • FG: 48.2 (5th)
  • 3PT: 35.6 (17th)

Defense

  • PPG: 113.1 (22nd)
  • FG: 45.8 (15th)
  • 3PT: 38.3 (24th)

Miami Heat Recent Form (Last Five: 2-3)

  • 1/23/21: Brooklyn Nets 128-124 Miami Heat
  • 1/22/21: Toronto Raptors 101-81 Miami Heat
  • 1/20/21: Toronto Raptors 102-111 Miami Heat
  • 1/18/21: Miami Heat 113-107 Detroit Raptors
  • 1/16/21: Miami Heat 100-120 Detroit Pistons

Brooklyn Nets Stat Sheet

Offense

  • PPG: 120.3 (1st)
  • FG: 49.3 (1st)
  • 3PT: 40.2 (3rd)

Defense

  • PPG: 116.8 (27th)
  • FG: 45.6 (13th)
  • 3PT: 35.9 (11th)

Brooklyn Nets Recent Form (Last Five: 3-2)

  • 1/23/21: Brooklyn Nets 128-124 Miami Heat
  • 1/22/21: Cleveland Cavaliers 125-113 Brooklyn Nets
  • 1/20/21: Cleveland Cavaliers 147-135 Brooklyn Nets (2OT)
  • 1/18/21: Brooklyn Nets 125-123 Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1/16/21: Brooklyn Nets 122-155 Orlando Magic

Heat vs Nets Top Trend

  • Harris is averaging 3.2 made threes per game this season, which is 12th in the NBA. He has made three or more threes nine times in 18 games this season. A Harris to make 3+ 3s/Nets to win double is available at +128.
  • Durant has scored 30+ points in four straight games and seven times in his last 10 games. A Durant to score 30+ points/Nets to win double is available at +220, which is pretty generous given his current hot streak.

Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets Betting Advice

While their efforts on Saturday night were impressive, it’s hard to see the Heat being able to win tonight. They are still shorthanded, and their three-point defense has let them down in their last couple of losses.

Staying away from the spread this time around, but back the over.

Best Bets

  • Heat vs Nets OVER 235.5 (-110)
  • Joe Harris 3+ 3s/Nets to win (+128)
  • Kevin Durant to score 30+ points/Nets to win (+220)