New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat 12/25/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat 12/25/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The New Orleans Pelicans will battle the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlinesArena in Miami, Florida on Friday, December 25, 2020, at 12:00 P.M., ET.

The Heat’s regular-season debut did not go as planned after dropping their matchup against the Orlando Magic. The Heat was down for 3 points when the game reached halftime with a score of 56-53. Miami couldn’t keep up with the Magic’s offense in the 2nd half as they only made 54 more while conceding 57 to get the loss at 113-107. Miami dropped 50.5% of their FGs on 42-83 while sinking 35% of their 3 pointers on 7-20 shots. They only missed 3 shots from the line on 16-19 shooting for 84.2%. The squad is last in the Southeast Division in the Eastern Conference with a record of 0-1.

Bam Adebayo led the squad with 25 points, 11 boards, and 4 dimes while Jimmy Butler dropped 19 points, 7 assists, and 7 steals. Duncan Robinson and Tyler Herro combined for 27 points and 11 rebounds while Goran Dragic dropped 20 points from off the bench. The team is 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games and 2-5 SU in their last 7 matchups.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat Predictions 12/25/2020

The young team of the Pelicans was able to win their season opener against the former Champions the Toronto Raptors. The Pelicans were down for 7 points in the 1st half of the game when the score was 57-50. New Orleans made a big comeback with 63 in the 2nd half while holding down Toronto to only 42 to get the win at 113-99. New Orleans recorded 52.5% from the floor on 42-80 attempts while hitting 45.2% from beyond the arc on 19-42 attempts. They were only 50% from the line on 10-20 attempts. The squad ranks 1st in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference with a record of 1-0.

Brandon Ingram was stellar in the win and almost made his 1st career triple-double but was 1 rebound shy with 24 points. 9 rebounds, 11 assists, and 3 steals. Zion Williamson also had a double-double with 15 points and 10 boards. Lonzo Ball and Eric Bledsoe combined for a total of 34 points, 7 rebounds, and 8 dimes while JJ Reddick came off the bench to make 23 points. The squad is 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games and 3-6 SU in their last 9 matches.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat. The NBA pick is the Miami Heat. Miami Heat has more veterans in their team to lead against the young upstart team of the Pelicans. New Orleans can’t be called an underdog since they can explode at any time with the trio of Ball, Williamson, and Ingram. Miami will still take the cake in this game at their home court but expect the Pelicans not to fall so easily. The game will go down to the wire with the Heat getting a close win The Heat will scathe the Pelicans predicted to a score of 116-110.

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat 12/25/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 12:00 P.M. ET

Location: AmericanAirlinesArena in Miami, Florida

Date: Friday, December 25, 2020


NBA Odds: Miami Heat -5

NBA Totals: 226

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