Portland Trail Blazers at Miami Heat Preview 11/12/08
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Portland Trail Blazers (4-3) at Miami Heat (4-3)
Wednesday, 8:05 pm Eastern – ESPN
SBG Global Opening Line: Heat - 2 , Total 189.5
The Miami Heat will look to remain unbeaten at home as they host Brandon Roy and the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. The Heat have won their first three games at home this season by an average of 18 points per game. The big reason the Heat are winning at home this year is Dwyane Wade. He had 33 points in Monday’s win against New Jersey. “Did you see the fourth? I mean, wow,” said Miami rookie forward Michael Beasley, “(Wade’s) such a great player and he showed again tonight, even when he’s sluggish for the first two, three quarters, he’s going to finish with a bang.” The Heat are hoping to get Shawn Marion back on Wednesday after he missed Monday’s game. Marion is averaging 18.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per game in his career against Portland. SBG Global reports that early NBA betting has the public taking Heat at Home.
Portland is playing the second game of a five-game road trip. They opened up the trip with an impressive 106-99 win at Orlando on Monday. Brandon Roy scored 27 points and Steve Blake and Travis Outlaw had 20 apiece for the Blazers.
Portland is 15-5 all-time against Miami and defeated the Heat 98-91 last season. Here are more NBA betting stats for Wednesday’s game. The Trail Blazers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 day of rest. The road team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings between the two teams. The Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Miami.
The Heat are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 day of rest. The Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Heat are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Heat are 6-14-1 ATS in their last 21 Wednesday games.
SBG Global Current Line: Heat - 2 , Total 189.5
The Over is 5-1 in the Trail Blazers last 6 overall. The Under is 8-3 in the Trail Blazers last 11 road games. The Under is 7-3 in the Trail Blazers last 10 games playing on 1 day of rest. The Under is 38-17-1 in the Trail Blazers last 56 Wednesday games. The Under is 6-0 in Miami’s last 6 vs. the Western Conference. The Under is 7-2 in Miami’s last 9 home games. The Under is 20-7 in Miami’s last 27 overall. The Over is 19-7-1 in Miami’s last 27 vs. the Northwest. The Under is 5-2 in Miami’s last 7 games playing on 1 day of rest. The Over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings between the two teams.
Pick: Tblazers 3 out of 5 units
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