The Miami Heat will face Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night with revenge on their minds. For up to the minute odds information for all sports please visit our friends at Top Bet sportsbook.
Head to head OKC is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games and a superb 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games in Miami. Overall in this matchup the underdog is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 and the team playing on the road is 11-2 ATS in the last 13. In their last 10 home games vs. a team with a plus .600 win percentage the Heat are 7-3 ATS. They have struggled in back to back lately as they are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on 0 days rest. The Thunder overall are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. a team with a plus .600 win percentage overall and vs. the Eastern Conference are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games as well.
With Dwayne Wade’s status not yet fully known we were surprised to see a line so early for this one. Wade is a big factor in this one as he is averaging close to 28 points per game vs. OKC in the last 8 meetings. With that said, the Heat have faired well going 9-1 in Wade’s absence this season including most recently a win vs. the Sixers on Tuesday night, 96-93.
While the Heat has dominated most of the league in the past two seasons the Thunder has won 4 of the last 5 games between the two teams by an average of over 10 points per win. They defeated the Heat 103-87 less than two weeks ago as a matter of fact.
While we absolutely love Oklahoma City to make a title run we are looking at this game a bit different for a couple of reasons. The Heat is 22-2 at home this season and will be motivated off of the embarrassing performance they displayed vs. the Thunder in their last meeting. We like the Heat and the revenge factor so feel comfortable laying the points but before wagering read sportsbook reviews.