Heat vs Suns Prediction & a MUST BET Player Prop: Can Bam and the Miami Heat finish their West Coast Road Trip in Style?
The Miami Heat continue their West Coast road trip to take on the Phoenix Suns in a battle of cross-conference heavyweights.
Both of these teams sit 20-19 and are currently 8th in the West and East respectively. In a lot of ways they have been mirror images of each other, struggling with consistency mostly due to health.
Tonight, who will find some form and continue to climb back into the race in their conference?
Here is my analysis, a game prediction and my MUST bet player prop, that is probably my favorite play in this game.
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The Heat are Heating Up
The Heat dropped an ugly one against the Lebron-less Lakers their last game, but before that, they had won 4 of their last 5.
Jimmy Butler recently got positive news on his knee injury that has been taking him and and out of the lineup. He is now cleared to play in back-to-back games which will be huge for the Heat moving forward.
But this season, so far, has been about the fantastic play of C Bam Adebayo. Bam is averaging a Double-Double, with 22 PPG and 10 RPG and has been consistently dominating.
But more on that later 😉
Tyler Herro has also been great, averaging 21 PPG and takes a huge role in this offense, especially when Jimmy Butler is out.
The Heat will have their big 3 tonight and that could be trouble for the Suns.
The Suns Missing Devin
It’s no secret that Devin Booker is one of the best players in the league and the Suns would miss him when he can’t suit up.
It has been a rough stretch the past 10 for the Suns, going 3-7 and just looking out of sorts without their superstar.
DeAndre Ayton and Chris Paul have done their best to pick up the slack but it just hasn’t been enough.
At home tonight, can DeAndre Ayton and Chris Paul keep the Suns around against the surging Heat?
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- Heat -2 (-114)
- Suns +2 (-106)
- Heat (-138)
- Suns (+118)
- Over 214 (-112)
- Under 214 (-108)
The Heat picked up a one point win in November when both of these teams met, 113-112.
That game was in Miami and was with Devin Booker. Different city and no Booker will make a big difference here.
I love the Heat in this spot. They dropped a game against the Lakers with no LeBron and I think they come out tonight and want to give the Suns all they can handle, and more.
I love Jimmy, Bam and Herro to ball out and cover this short spread to finish off this road trip with a Win.
Heat -2 (-118)
Suns +2 (-110)
Prop of the Game
Bam Adebayo o21.5 Points (-115)
This is my favorite bet in this game, without question.
As I mentioned before, Bam has been fantastic, especially over the last 2 weeks.
He has 22+ points in 7 of his last 8 games. He is averaging 27 PPG in his last 5 games, shooting 58% from the field and has been dominant in the paint.
He also dropped 30 on the Suns earlier this season and I expect a similar type of performance tonight.
Enjoy this game and all the other NBA games on tonight!
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