Although the Phoenix Suns are surging into the NBA playoff picture they will face a stern test on Tuesday night vs. the Miami Heat. Get your NBA betting odds at Just Bet sportsbook.
The latest streak by the Suns has been highlighted by a hot shooting team averaging 104.7 point per game and a team playing better than normal defense in only allowing 90.7 per. As evident by their game on Sunday in which Phoenix beat the Rockets 99-86 and the Suns just shot 1 for 11 from three point land.
Jared Dudley had a rare off night for the Suns, but Michael Redd was there to pick up the slack. Off the bench, Redd scored 25 points in 18 minutes which included three 3-pointers as well as 10 of 13 shooting from the field as well. There were 3 others players in double figures for the Suns who had 25 assists on 40 made hoops. As usual, point guard Steve Nash led the assist parade with 11.
Miami on the other hand will be looking for their 14th straight win at home. During their current 13 game winning streak the Heat are holding opponents to just 88.6 points per game. The most recent victim of this streak were the Orlando Magic on Sunday. They were held to 81 points and were just allowed to shoot 39.5% from the field.
LeBron James filled up the stat sheet with 14 points, 12 boards, 7 dimes, and 5 steals. Dwayne Wade led the team in points however with a game-high 31. Chris Bosh chipped in with an impressive night of his own scoring 23 on 9 of 13 shooting.
A stat of note is that when Chris Bosh scores over 20 points the Heat are 15-2 in those games. When he scores fewer than 19 however the Heat are just 17-7.
This will be the one and only matchup for these two teams in this lockout shortened season. Miami dominated the season series last year between the two as they swept two games last year, winning by an average of 19.5 points per game in the process. Bosh was particularly effective vs. the Suns averaging 29 points in the two meetings.
The Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games and also an impressive 5-1 ATS in their last 6 as an underdog. The under has been particularly good as well in their last 5 as an underdog as they have gone 4-1 in that stretch.
With at least one days rest the Heat are 8-2 ATS in their last 10. The under is 13-3 in the Heat’s last 16 games playing on a day of rest as well. Take the points tonight with the Suns at best sportsbooks online.