The NBA’s best matchup of the week puts two of the best teams in the game face to face as the Oklahoma City Thunder takes on the Miami Heat, this Wednesday at 7 PM ET at the American Airlines Arena.
Miami is a 5 point favorite for this one in the NBA betting odds; the game total is at 205.5 points.
The Heat has won three in a row, including a 113-101 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, where Chris Bosh scored 24 points in the afternoon.
“Obviously, it brought back memories, for sure,” Lebron James said after beating the Spurs for the first time since the last NBA finals. “But it’s a regular-season game where both teams were trying to get better.”
Oklahoma City has won their last eight outings; in fact, in the last 11 Kevin Durant has scored at least 30 points. Durant recorded 41 against the Atlanta Hawks, including a winning basket at the buzzer.
“I know we play a lot of games, and a lot of people say January doesn’t mean anything,” Durant said. “But when you’re playing this game with your heart and passion like we do, sometimes you’ve got to sit back and just enjoy it.”
Oklahoma City is 0-6 SU and against the spread in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami. Also, the total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City.