The Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets are running it back on Monday at the Barclays Center, and the home team is looking to go 2-0 against its Eastern Conference Rival. The shorthanded Heat put up a great fight when they last faced the Nets, but will they be able to keep up with Brooklyn’s immense offensive firepower again?
Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 p.m. ET NBATV
Pick ATS: Nets -7.5
Brooklyn only won by four points the last time it faced Miami, and Bam Adebayo’s 41-point performance powered the Heat through the game. While the young big man is an All-Star talent capable of taking over games, I wouldn’t count on him matching or surpassing his career-high. The Nets are always a threat to score more than 120 points thanks to Kyrie Irving, James Harden, and Kevin Durant. The Heat should be hard-pressed to match that with Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro still on the shelf.
Player Prop: Kevin Durant O2.5 three-pointers made (-106)
I liked this prop at +115 the last time Brooklyn and Miami met, and Durant knocked down four shots from deep. He’s made at least three shots from long distance in five of his last six games, and Miami still gives up the second-most made threes per game in the NBA. Joe Harris lit the Heat up with seven makes from beyond the arc last week, but there's still plenty of room for Durant to get in on the action.
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