The Miami Heat will make their first visit this season to The Big Easy this Thursday. Miami won the first showdown back in December in South Beach, 111-98, but a lot has changed since, so there is a lot of intrigue around this Thursday’s rematch.
The NitroBetting news team is here to bring you detailed information on some of the top sporting events happening today, partnered with expert betting predictions. We go over some of the key details for Heat vs. Pelicans, along with the latest NBA betting odds and game preview before you secure your pick.
Heat vs. Pelicans Game Information
UPDATE: Jimmy Butler (knee) is traveling with the team today to New Orleans for tomorrow's game vs the Pelicans.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) March 3, 2021
- When: Thursday, March 4, 2021, 8:30 PM ET
- Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: ESPN New Orleans 100.3 FM (Pelicans) / 790 The Ticket (Heat)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: New Orleans -3.5 (-110)
Why Bet on the Miami Heat?
The Heat started the season with underwhelming results. Considering that they made their way all the way to the Finals last season, it took a while before they made their way to the top eight8 of the Eastern Conference.
Now recording 17 wins and 18 losses in the regular season, the Heat are currently the seventh seed in the East. Sitting on +1300 odds to win the NBA Finals, Erik Spoelstra and company will try to secure this win before hitting the halfway mark of the season.
With young talent and experienced players combined, the Heat are a threat to any team in the league. After warming up in the first few weeks of the season, they have now won 10 of their last 15 games.
They now look to go on another run after the Atlanta Hawks recently ended their 6-game run. Furthermore, the NBA betting lines elevate the level of excitement for bettors and sports fans around the world.
Why Bet on the New Orleans Pelicans?
Meanwhile, the Pelicans are struggling to find their grip in the 2020-21 NBA Season. Currently 11th seed in the Western Conference, they hope to bounce back from their previous 128-124 loss to the Bulls.
The Pelicans’ line-up looks good with star player Zion Williamson leading the way in their last game, recording 28 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists. He is followed by NBA veteran JJ Redick, who had 22 points off the bench, while Brandon Ingram chipped in 21 points.
On paper, the Pelicans are a scary team to face. If they want to deliver good results for the upcoming matchup, they have to keep composure and move forward with a positive attitude.
Heat vs. Pelicans Betting Trends
- Miami has won 3 of its last 5 away games.
- Miami is 3-0 against the spread in its last 3 road games.
- The total has gone over in 5 of Miami’s last 10 games.
- The Pelicans have won 3 of their last 5 home games.
- The total has gone over in all of the Pelicans’ last 5 home games.
- The Pelicans are 5-5 against the spread in their last 10 games at home.
Heat vs. Pelicans Expert Betting Prediction
It’s hard to put a pin on a surefire winner here. The Heat are beginning begins to make their way up the East standings. While Butler and Adebayo remain a question mark for this upcoming game, expect other players to step up and take charge.
Meanwhile, the Pelicans drive into the game determined to turn things around after losing three of their last four games. The scoreline can swing both ways here, making the game even more exciting to bet on.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.