Miami at Phoenix
The Heat are back on a road and will meet the spectacular Suns tonight, subject of a major tune up this week.
Gortat’s first game in a Suns uniform could be a tough one because he may be asked to help shut down Chris Bosh, who has averaged 28.1 points and 11.7 rebounds in his last seven games against Phoenix. Phoenix is expecting to improve defensively with the arrival of Pietrus and particularly Gortat, the 6-foot-11 center who will be a tough match up for Bosh. Vince Carter might not be ready yet.
A trend that is 67-33 (67%) ATS over the last 5 seasons tells us to bet on underdogs – an offensive team – scoring 103+ points/game on the season, after allowing 105 points or more 4 straight games. Newcomers Mickael Pitrus and Marcin Gortat are expected to make their debut tonight for the Suns after getting traded from the Orlando Magic over the weekend, which will give this team a boost. Phoenix is scoring 110.5 PPG at home this season where they are very tough to beat. The Suns are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
Underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Suns are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
Suns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games.
Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.
Heat are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS loss.
Heat are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.
Suns can be a very tough opponent for the Heat superstar team, so tonight’s free NBA tip is :
Take Phoenix +6 @1.95 at Sportsinteraction