Miami Heat vs. Houston Rockets – NBA – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Miami Heat (22-13) are 4.5-point favorites as they look to extend a four-game winning streak when they visit the Houston Rockets (10-25) on Friday, December 31, 2021 at Toyota Center. The game airs at 7:00 PM ET.

Heat vs. Rockets Predictions

Heat vs. Rockets Betting Odds

Heat vs Rockets Betting Information
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Heat -4.5

Heat vs. Rockets Last 10 Games

  • Miami has a 8-2 record straight-up in its past 10 contests, while covering the spread five times in those games.
  • Miami and its opponents have hit the over in five of those 10 games.
  • In their past 10 games, the Heat have a points-per-game average 0.9 points above their season-long scoring average.
  • Houston covered the spread three times in its last 10 matchups while putting up a 2-8 record straight-up in those games.
  • The final scores of the last 10 Houston games have exceeded the set total eight times.
  • The Rockets’ per-game scoring average over their last 10 games is 109.8, 2.8 points higher than their season-long per-game average.

Heat vs. Rockets Betting Trends

  • Miami has gone 19-16-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Heat have an ATS record of 6-8 when playing as at least 4.5-point favorites.
  • This season, 20 of Miami’s games have gone over the point total.
  • The Heat make 46.0% of their shots from the field this season, which is 0.4 percentage points lower than the Rockets have allowed to their opponents (46.4%).
  • In games Miami shoots better than 46.4% from the field, it is 14-3 against the spread and 15-2 overall.
  • Houston is 16-18-1 against the spread this season.
  • In games this year when an underdog by 4.5 points or more, the Rockets are 10-15-1 against the spread.
  • Games involving Houston have hit the over 19 times this season.
  • The Rockets’ 45.2% shooting percentage from the field this season is 1.1 percentage points higher than the Heat have given up to their opponents (44.1%).
  • Houston is 13-5-1 against the spread and 9-10 overall when it shoots higher than 44.1% from the field.

Heat Team Leaders

  • Kyle Lowry: 13.9 PTS, 8.2 AST, 43.0 FG%, 32.7 3PT% (66-for-202)
  • Tyler Herro: 20.6 PTS, 44.4 FG%, 40.8 3PT% (78-for-191)
  • Jimmy Butler: 22.7 PTS, 5.7 AST, 2.2 STL, 50.2 FG%, 18.8 3PT% (6-for-32)
  • Duncan Robinson: 11.6 PTS, 38.0 FG%, 34.6 3PT% (104-for-301)
  • Bam Adebayo: 18.7 PTS, 10.2 REB, 1.1 STL, 51.9 FG%

Rockets Team Leaders

  • Christian Wood: 17.3 PTS, 10.7 REB, 47.0 FG%, 35.0 3PT% (55-for-157)
  • Jae’Sean Tate: 12.3 PTS, 49.1 FG%, 30.7 3PT% (27-for-88)
  • Alperen Sengun: 9.1 PTS, 49.8 FG%, 28.9 3PT% (11-for-38)
  • Eric Gordon: 14.6 PTS, 49.5 FG%, 45.1 3PT% (69-for-153)
  • Kenyon Martin Jr.: 7.8 PTS, 53.7 FG%, 32.1 3PT% (17-for-53)

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