There is a full slate of NBA action set to take place on Wednesday night, but there are a couple of games that stand out above the rest. The Miami Heat are set to host the Oklahoma City Thunder and this has the potential of being one of the best games of the night.
Oklahoma City is coming into this game with an overall record of 24-11, and they suddenly look like one of the best teams in the Western Conference. The Thunder just got a big road win over Washington, but they had been struggling up to that point.
The Miami Heat are sitting at 21-15 on the year, and this team has been incredibly inconsistent up to this point. Miami has won two of their last three games, but they are looking to go on a big run to get to the top of the Eastern Conference.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 3.5-point betting favorites in this matchup.
Thunder Can Be Explosive
This Oklahoma City Thunder team can score right along with anyone in the NBA, and that has made them difficult to deal with this season. Oklahoma City is scoring over 122 points per game this season, and they get their scoring from a number of sources.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is leading this team with 31.5 points per game, and he is on the short list of MVP candidates. Rookie Chet Holmgren is having a monster season as well as he is pouring in 17.8 points per game.
Getting stops on defense continues to be an issue for the Thunder, and that is something that must change moving forward.
Miami Must Be Tough
The Miami Heat are always a contender in the Eastern Conference, but they haven’t really gotten things going this season. Miami is currently playing without Jimmy Butler, and they miss his 21 points per game.
There are still plenty of other weapons on this team as both Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo are averaging over 22 points per game. The Heat have the potential to be a good shooting team, but they just don’t always show that.
Miami is also a team that wants to play extremely physical, and that defense will have to be the thing that guides them in this matchup.
Heat Hold On For Upset
This has the potential to be a great game, but the betting odds in this one simply don’t match up with how things will play out. Oklahoma City has proven to be a great team this season, but life on the road hasn’t been too kind to them.
Miami simply has to start winning games, and they still have enough talent to get that done without Jimmy Butler. The Heat will be able to get some clean looks lin this game, and that will make them tough to stop.
Bet on the Miami Heat moneyline as they are going to pull off a big upset in this matchup on Wednesday night.