Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat 3-18-22

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat 3/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat 3/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The OklahomaCity Thunder will try to take a win against the Heat at FTX Center in Miami, Florida on Friday evening. Oklahoma City is on a 7-game losing rut after almost winning its last match against the Spurs to a score of 120-122 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Wednesday night.

 

PG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander delivered 34 points but missed a 3-pointer from the left corner as time expired. SF Aleksej Pokusevski had five points in the final 2:18, including a layup with 4.8 seconds remaining that put the Thunder up 120-119. OKC is 14th at 20-48 in the Western Conference and last in the Northwest Division.

 

The Thunder is 5-15 in their last 20 matches and are 11-23 on the road. Oklahoma City is 7-27 in games decided by 10 or more points. Leading the scoring crew of the team is Gilgeous-Alexander with 24.3 ppg, 45.0% in FG shooting, and 81.0% from the FT area.

 

In the loss to the Spurs, PF Darius Bazley added 25 points and Pokusevski had 16 points. The Thunder’s last 10 games capped them at 2-8, averaging 113.3 points, 44.6 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 9.0 steals, and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 127.2 points.

 

  • The Oklahoma City Thunder is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 matches with the Heat.
  • Oklahoma City is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Miami.
  • The OKC Thunder is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games down the road.

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat Predictions 3/18/2022

 

At “The Sin City”, The Miami Heat maintained its leadership in the Eastern Conference with a win/loss tally of 45-24. Sf Jimmy Butler exited the game and did not return in the 2nd half on a sprained ankle.

 

SG Max Strus was not supposed to play but he had to replace Butler. Strus scored all of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, 13 of them in a span of 2:55. SG Tyler Herro capped 29 points to help Miami thwart what was an imminent defeat if not for the heroics of Max Strus.

 

The Heat is 15-3 in their last 18 matches and are 25-9 in home games. Miami leads in the 3-point area in the Eastern Conference shooting at 37.4%, led by PF Udonis Haslem shooting 50.0% from deep. Herro leads the team’s scorers with 21.0 ppg, 44.3% in FG shooting, and 86.7% from the FT spot.

 

The Heat is 7-3 in its last 10 outings averaging 111.5 points, 41.9 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 6.7 steals, and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 12 of Miami’s last 16 matches with the OKC Thunder.
  • The Miami Heat is 15-5 SU in their last 20 games at home.
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Miami’s last 6 games at home against Oklahoma City.

Indiana Pacers vs  Houston Rockets. The NBA pick is the Miami Heat. Miami leads the Eastern Conference standings with two games over the Bucks. The Heat covered the number in six out of the last nine overall and in five of the last six versus OKC Thunder.

 

Oklahoma City will have a tough time putting points on the board as the Thunder are last in the NBA in scoring with an average of 103.0 points per game and will face a Miami defense that is fourth in the NBA in points allowed at 104.7 points per game. Prediction: The Miami Heat wins but fails to cover ATS 111-100.

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat 3/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 8:00 P.M. ET

 

Location: FTX Center in Miami, FL

 

Date: Friday, January 17, 2021

 

TV: SUN

 

NBA ODDS: Miami Heat – 16.5

 

NBA TOTALS: 2

 

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