The Heat Have An Amazing Record As a Moneyline Favorite

The addition of Jimmy Butler is paying off at the moment

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Heat (27-10) at Nets (16-20)

Friday 1/10/20, 7:35pm EST

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In their dominant victory over the Indiana Pacers last time out, the Miami Heat put the rest of the Eastern Conference on notice. Not only did they move to 27-10 on the year despite dealing with the adversity created by multiple injuries to starters and rotational players, but Jimmy Butler made something blatantly obvious in his mid-game spat with T.J. Warren: this team is gritty and isn’t messing around. His post-game comments reaffirmed that point (and blew up on NBA Twitter, of course). Miami enters this game against the Brooklyn Nets as a slight road favorite, which spells trouble for the home team: 

  • The Heat are 20-2 straight-up as a favorite this season. 

In other words, they’ve taken care of business when they’ve been expected to. That’s important to know from a betting perspective, since the concept of trust is usually hard to come by in our part of the woods. While trends are useful information, they don’t paint the whole picture, though. CLICK HERE to find out whether our data-filled model lists the Heat or the Nets as the best moneyline bet in this matchup!