Houston Rockets at Miami Heat Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/14/2014
Sunday, March 16, 3:30 PM on ABC
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
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The Houston Rockets will face off against the Miami Heat on Sunday for the third time this season. The two have split on the season but most recently, the Rockets were winners 106-103. The last time these two met up, the game started fast for the Rockets and they jumped out to a 7-0 lead. LeBron James kept the Heat in this game one day after scoring a career high 61 points against the Charlotte Bobcats the night before.
The Rockets kept the lead and were up 39-32 at the end of the first half. In the second half, LeBron James went cold. Fatigued or not, James just didn't have the touch and went 1-for-7 after halftime. The Heat never led in this one but tied it up twice in the fourth quarter. Houston was up by 13 points early in the fourth when the Heat made their first run to tie the game up at 91 with under seven minutes remaining. The next tie was at 93 before the Rockets went on a run of their own to open up a nine point lead with around two minutes left. The Heat made one more run and were down by three with the ball. LeBron had the last shot and couldn't finish it out.
Dwight Howard led the Rockets with 22 points, 16 rebounds and an assist on the night. He also played great defense on James during that last play. He got help from James Harden who added 21 points and 11 assists on the night.
LeBron James finished the game with 22 points one night after hitting his career high. Dwayne Wade added 24 points and six assists, while Michael Beasley chipped in with 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting.
Houston is 16-15-0 ATS on the road this season
Houston is 15-16-0 against the over/under on the road this season
Miami is 12-16-1 ATS at home this season
Miami is 17-12-0 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
02/20/14 G Ronnie Brewer Ankle out indefinitely
01/25/14 F Greg Smith Knee out indefinitely
No injuries to report at this time
Over their last 10 head-to-head meetings, Houston is 5-5 against the spread and have covered in three straight games. In that same period, the Rockets are 3-2 ATS when playing in Miami.
The Rockets are 5-5 ATS over their last 10 games while the Heat are 6-4 ATS over their last 10.
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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