Houston Rockets at Miami Heat 3/7/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Game: Miami Heat vs Houston Rockets
Date & Time: 3/8/2022, 12:30 AM UTC
Location: Ftx Arena
Latest Odds: MIA -14.5 ; Total 225.5
TV Channel: BSSUN

In Monday night NBA action, the Houston Rockets will travel to FTX Arena to battle the Miami Heat. This will be the second of a back-to-back for Houston, who outscored Memphis by 21 points during the second half to rally for a 123-112 home victory last night. The Rockets (16-48) nailed 13-for-34 from long distance and shot 52 percent overall.

Houston G Kevin Porter Jr. tallied a game-high 29 points on 11-for-21 shooting and dished out five assists. Christian Wood added 28 points and 13 rebounds for the Heat.

The Miami Heat have won 22 of their 29 home games and have opened up a three-game lead over Philadelphia for the top spot in the East. On Saturday, Miami limited Philadelphia to 14 points over the final 12 minutes to pull away for a 99-82 home victory. The Heat (43-22) connected on 13-for-28 from the three-point line and limited the 76ers to 34 percent from the field.

Tyler Herro and Jimmy Butler led Miami with 21 points apiece on a combined 15-for-31 shooting. Caleb Martin contributed 14 points in 21 minutes off the bench for the Heat.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Rockets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest.
  • Heat are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games.
  • Over is 15-2 in Rockets last 17 games playing on 0 days rest.
  • Over is 38-14 in Heat last 52 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
  • Rockets are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Free NBA Pick: OVER 225.5

Miami G Kyle Lowry will sit this game out due to personal reasons. The Rockets rank last in the league in defensive efficiency and play at the fastest tempo. With Miami coming off a hard-fought defensive victory, look for their offense to push this game over the total. Final Score Prediction, Miami Heat win 124-109.


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