Heat vs. Pelicans Prediction & Odds

Heat vs. Pelicans, 1/18/23 NBA Betting Prediction, Odds & Trends

The Heat are laying two points as a road favorite against the Pelicans at 8:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday night. Will Miami cover that number despite its road issues this season?

Game Matchup & Betting Odds

533 Miami Heat (-2) at 534 New Orleans Pelicans (+2); o/u 221.5

8:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA

Heat vs. Pelicans Public Betting Information

Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 56% of public bettors are currently backing the Heat when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.

Miami Heat DFS Spin

Jimmy Butler posted 34 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals, a block and a triple in Monday’s loss to Atlanta. After two unproductive showings against the Bucks in which he averaged 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists, Jimmy Buckets bounced back in a big way against Atlanta. Butler’s monster effort wasn’t enough as Dejounte Murray, Trae Young and a healthy Clint Capela overwhelmed Miami. Butler’s next chance to shine will come Wednesday at New Orleans.

New Orleans Pelicans DFS Spin

Jonas Valanciunas contributed 22 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, a block and a triple Monday in the Pelicans’ 113-103 loss to Cleveland. The big man has now posted a double-double in seven of his last eight games and has scored at least 20 points in four of his last five. He’s been on a monster roll as of late, averaging better than 20 points and 11 dimes in that span and boosting his fantasy stock in a big way. He’ll have his hands full with Bam Adebayo and the Heat on Wednesday in what figures to be a tough matchup with Miami.

Heat vs. Pelicans NBA Betting Trends

Under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings

Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in New Orleans

Under is 6-2 in Heat last 8 overall

Over is 7-2 in Pelicans last 9 games following a straight up loss

Heat vs. Pelicans NBA Prediction:

The Heat are 17-5 against the spread in their last 22 games versus the Pelicans are 6-1 against the number in their last seven games in New Orleans. They’re also 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game and are 4-1 against the number in their last five road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600. The Pelicans, meanwhile, are winless at the betting window in their last six games versus a team with a winning record.


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