Heat vs Rockets Predictions

11 February 2021

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Heat vs Rockets Betting Pick: Rockets +3

Heat vs Rockets is an inter-Conference tilt between two teams that should have very different trajectories in 2021. We have what should be a high end Miami Heat that has consistently underachieved in the early parts of the 2021 season.

They are taking on a Houston Rockets team that is still lacking an indentity since the departures of James Harden and Russell Westbrook. While the team is stockpiling future assets, they still have sound players in place like John Wall, Victor Oladipo, Eric Gordon and Christian Wood.

Miami Heat vs Houston Rockets has been played over five dozen times, with the split being a dead heat between these two franchises. Neither team has anything resembling a leg up in the historical battle. Recent seasons paint an identical picture to that of the long term history, as the Heat and Rockets have played each either at a 50/50 split.

You will find the best NBA picks for Rockets vs Heat below.

Miami Heat vs Houston Rockets Betting Pick

Thursday Night at 8PM at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas

Why bet the Rockets:

Heat struggles on the road: The Heat have been a disappointment at all levels so far this season, but that disappointment is amplified away from home. They have just three road wins on the season, and none of the teams they have beaten have a winning record. The Heat carry a -5.4 average point differential in road games, checking in at sixth worst in the league.

Rockets better at home: The Rockets, like the Heat, are a losing team overall, but a .500 team at home. They carry a positive scoring differential at home, but most importantly they are the most efficient defensive team in the league on their own floor. This stat bodes well considering the Heat are the third worst offensvely efficient road team in the league.

Betting Pick: Rockets +3

General Info about Houston Rockets vs Miami Heat

Where do the Miami Heat play their home games?

The Heat play their home games at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida

Where do the Houston Rockets play their home games?

The Rockets play their home games at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas

Where can you watch Rockets vs Heat?

You can tune into this game on TNT on any cable or streaming platform.

Where can you bet on Miamai Heat vs Houston Rockets? recommends BetMGM Sportsbook to get the best odds and betting options on this matchup.

Rockets vs Heat Predictions

Houston Rockets vs Miami Heat has been played over five dozen times, with no edge to be had on the historical split. The more recent years paint the same picture, and one of competitiveness as these teams have played each other completely even.

Check the Rockets vs Heat predictions above for this game’s best betting pick.

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Miami Heat vs Houston Rockets Against the Spread Predictions

Miami Heat vs Houston Rockets against the spread predictions refer to whether the Rockets or Heat win or lose by the necessary points to cover the spread. For a hypothetical line, we will use the Heat -3.

This means a wager on the Heat would require them to win by more than three points to be considered a winner. A wager on the Rockets, at +3, would require them to either win the game outright or to lose by fewer than three points to have a wager be considered a winner.

Houston Rockets vs Miami Heat Over/Under Betting

Houston Rockets vs Miami Heat Over/Under betting is a way of wagering on the contest without needing to pick the team that wins the game. Instead, these wagers are against a set total of combined points in the game.

For a hypothetical example, we will use a total set at 215 points. Over/Under wagers on this Rockets vs Heat contest would be betting over or under 215 combined points for the two teams.

There are many factors to be considered when diving into Over/Under wagering. These factors include pace (expected possessions per game), offensive efficiency and defensive efficiency.

Knowing which teams play faster and slower, and which teams play with a higher and lower level of efficiency at each end of the floor is a large edge when over/under wagering.

See above if there is a best Over/Under play for Rockets vs Heat.

Miami Heat vs Houston Rockets Moneyline Predictions

Money Line wagering on NBA is a fun way to bet on one team or the other, while taking the point spread out of play.

Instead of laying or taking the points on the spread, you can lay odds on the favorite or take odds on the underdog to simply win the game outright. If you are looking to wager on a game, for instance the Miami Heat vs Houston Rockets Money Line predictions, but want to avoid the point spread, a Money Line wager is worth considering.

For an example of how a Money Line wager differs from an against the spread wager, we will use our Heat -3 hypothetical example from above. Instead of the standard -110 odds on an against the spread play, the Heat can be bet on to simply win outright while laying odds. The Rockets can be bet on to win the game outright while getting odds.

In our hypothetical, we would expect to have to lay about -130 on the Heat and expect to get about +110 on the Rockets.

With no edge on the all time series the history nor on the matchups in recent years, history cannot be a determining factor on a money line wager.

However, history is just one piece of the puzzle and all other factors need to be considered. The more recent matchups have been completely split, and we need to look at other factors to determine the best play in Miami Heat vs Houston Rockets matchups.

There are hours of research required for successful NBA predictions, and we are here to provide that for you, with a conclusion summed up and bottom lined.

Rockets vs Heat Odds

The NBA will always carry the most fluid odds of all the major sports in the United States. We often see a slow release of odds and against the spread, over/under and money line odds all fluctuate, often rapidly throughout a given day leading up to tipoff.

The Rockets vs Heat odds won’t draw a massive betting market from the general public, so just a few large wagers could move the lines significantly in one direction or the other.

Live Streaming Heat vs Rockets

We currently don’t have any sports books in the USA that offer streaming of NBA games. This will defintiely change in the future, but for now we are still required to turn topaid streaming services that might have the games you are looking. For live streaming Heat vs Rockets you are limited to YouTubeTV, FuboTV and Hulu.

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