The Brooklyn Nets (39-34) are on a five-game losing streak as they have slipped to seventh in the Eastern Conference as they get ready to take on the Miami Heat (40-34) at the Miami-Dade Arena on Saturday.
The Nets are coming off a two-point loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers (116-114). It was a painful loss as Isaac Okoro hit a game-time winner in the final second for the Cavs. Mikal Bridges was excellent on the night, finishing the game with 32 points while Spencer Dinwiddie contributed 25 points for the Nets only to lose the game by 2 points. They will now face the Miami Heat, who have replaced the Nets for the sixth spot in the East, on a two-game winning streak, and managed a win against the New York Knicks (127-120).
The win for the Heat was led by Jimmy Butler with 35 points, which included 9 assists, and 4 rebounds. Tyler Herro and Gabe Vincent had a decent night as well with 22 and 19 points. They have found form at the right time as they are on a 7-3 run in their last 10 games.
Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat: Match Details
Fixture: Brooklyn Nets @ Miami Heat
Date & Time: Saturday, March 25, 08:00 p.m ET
Venue: Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, Florida
Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat: Injury Report
There are a few injury concerns surrounding the two teams at the moment. Starting with the Nets, Ben Simmons is out indefinitely with a back injury and Seth Curry is out due to personal reasons.
Nikola Jovic is unavailable for tonight’s game for the Heat due to a back problem whereas Caleb Martin is questionable because of a knee injury. Kyle Lowry also has an issue with his knee and is listed as questionable Cody Zeller is out indefinitely with a nose injury.
Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat: Injury List
|Ben Simmons||Brooklyn Nets||Out||Back|
|Seth Curry||Brooklyn Nets||Out||Personal|
|Nikola Jovic||Miami Heat||Out||Back|
|Caleb Martin||Miami Heat||Questionable||Knee|
|Kyle Lowry||Miami Heat||Questionable||Knee|
|Cody Zeller||Miami Heat||Out||Nose|
Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat: Betting Odds
|Brooklyn Nets||+190||+6 (-110)||O 221.5 (-110)|
|Miami Heat||-230||-6 (-110)||U 221.5 (-110)|
Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat: Starting 5s
Nets: F Dorian Finney-Smith, F Cameron Johnson, C Nic Claxton, G Spencer Dinwiddie, G Mikal Bridges
Heat: F Jimmy Butler, F Kevin Love, C Bam Adebayo, G Tyler Herro, G Gabe Vincent
Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat: Betting Prediction
The Nets have a 2-0 lead over the Heat this season. The two teams now meet for their third and final matchup of the regular season where the Heat will definitely look to make the final blow as they also have the home advantage. They have a solid 25-13 record at home and their current form certainly gives them an upper hand. Despite being the worst team in offense, the Heat has maintained a decent level because of their defense, which ranks No.2 in the league. The Nets definitely have a better offense but it will be a difficult task to penetrate the Heat’s defense. Even if the Nets don’t end up winning the game, expect them to at least cover the spread tonight.