Miami Heat VS New Orleans Pelicans

NBA Basketball 07:00 PM ET

Sunday

12/14/2020

NBATV, Fox Sports Sun, Fox Sports New Orleans

Spread: Miami Heat -3.5

Over/Under: 217.5

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The New Orleans Pelicans will swoop down to the American Airlines Arena to battle the Heat in Miami, Florida on December 14, 2020, 7 P.M., ET, Monday. The Pelicans will have their 2020 NBA preseason debut against the Heat. New Orleans strengthened its roster by acquiring Center Steven Adams from the Oklahoma City Thunder and PG Eric Bledsoe from the Milwaukee Bucks with the no.13th overall draft pick. The Pels gave up SF Jrue Holiday and Center Derrick Favors. New Orleans will begin their journey after missing a playoff berth last season with a tally of 30-42. The team finished 13th in the Western Conference.

Leading New Orleans is Head Coach Stan Van Gundy with 523 career wins under his belt. The Pels have the top draft pick last season in PF Zion Williamson, SF Brandon Ingram, and PG Lonzo Ball, reinforced by Adams and Bledsoe. The team also signed PF Willy Hernangomez and Wenyen Gabriel together with Draftee Kira Lewis Jr. Their direction will start with these playoff-games of the season. The Pelicans stated that defense will be their top priority.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat Predictions 12/14/2020

Meanwhile, the Miami Heat are still on a high after their finals with the LA Lakers in the last season. The Heat is the same team minus Derrick Jones Jr. and Jae Crowder. Moe Harkless and Avery Bradley are the new acquisitions for the Heat. Miami key players SF Jimmy Butler and SG Goran Dragic will not be playing much in the preseason. They will be under strict load management after their grueling run. Tyler Herro, Kendrick Nunn, and Kevin Anderson will have their chance to hone their skills to start the new run towards the NBA 2020-2021 Finals.

The Heat has KZ Okpala and Precious Achiuwa who will boost Miami’s offensive and defensive positions. The team is ready to face their opponents in the coming rounds of the tournament. The Heat concluded last season’s run at 44-29 and was 5th in the Eastern Conference before losing to the Lakers in the NBA Final Rounds. Van Gundy’sstarting 5 will be Goran Dragic, Duncan Robinson, Meyers Leonard, Jimmy Butler, and Bam Adebayo. Kelly Olynyk and Andre Iguodala are back with the team.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat. The NBA pick for this match is the Miami Heat. The team will have the strength of Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler to propel them to victories. The Pelicans will have to spend more time before they are lubricated with their new acquisitions. Miami will dominate the paint and the perimeter in this contest predicted to a score of 111-107.

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NBA Starting Time: 7:00 P.M. ET

Location: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida

Date: Sunday, December 14, 2020

TV: NBATV, Fox Sports Sun, Fox Sports New Orleans

NBA Odds: Miami Heat -3.5

NBA Totals: 217.5

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