Two playoff contending teams will hit the hardwood on Sunday afternoon as the Houston Rockets will face the Miami Heat. The Rockets and Heat will get things started from Miami at 3:30PM Eastern Time and ABC TV will provide the coast to coast broadcast. Check out the NBA wagering odds listed at Top Bet sportsbook.
The current NBA odds available has the home side Miami Heat favored by -5 ½ points with an over under line set at 208 ½ points. Those betting the Miami Heat on the money line will lay -225 odds with the return on the Houston Rockets on the money line at +185 odds on the money line.
The Houston Rockets play one way. With all their scoring options on the court they will try and outscore you and will create a fast pace. The Rockets hold a 44-21 record this season and they have been able to succeed against teams that have limitations on the offensive side of the court. They are the third highest scoring offense in the NBA as the club pushes across 106.2 points per game ranking 3rd best in all of the NBA. The team shoots for a high percentage at 47.3% ranking fifth best. The team has an effective inside outside game with Dwight Howard in the middle. Howard is at the point of his career where he does not want to do too much. Howard needs people around him who can produce offensively because the grind he was under with the Orlando Magic seemed to overwhelm him. Dwight could not handle the day to day grind of the NBA being a big man and the focal point of a team. He has found the perfect home in Houston because the talent surrounding him will allow Dwight to coast through games since he doesn’t want to grind out an 82 game schedule anymore. The Miami Heat has digressed this regular season on the defensive end of the court. The club was once a stout defensive club but the grind of three straight finals appearances may have impacted the Heats play on the court this year. Miami is 17th in field goal defense and 18th in three point shooting defense. Look for a high scoring game in this one.
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