The Miami Heat are desperate for success following a string of losses, but the Suns come off back-to-back losses as well.
Desperation is the flavor of the day at Kaseya Center, and Suns vs Heat NBA odds predict a close contest on Monday.
The Heat are -3.5 favorites to improve their 24-22 record.
Costly Suns Not Shining
The Suns haven’t been a good wager with NBA predictions.
They are 26-20 overall, so their chances of making the NBA playoffs are solid. However, they are 16-28-2 against the spread, which makes them tough to back.
Phoenix lost 133-131 to the Indiana Pacers before being smashed by the Orlando Magic on Sunday despite having a big first quarter lead.
Kevin Durant and his men aren’t doing the job consistently enough, and they tend to go through bad patches.
They’re not often getting +3.5 points, so it’s an usual situation with Suns vs Heat NBA odds. Bettors could find value in the line, especially with Devin Booker coming off a 44-point outing.
Durant wasn’t as good, and he took some of the blame.
“I wasn’t very smart with the ball,” Durant said. “I lead by example by doing stuff like that, and that kind of messed the whole game up. I just think that sets a bad precedent for the team and everybody feeds off of that, and it just snowballs off that. Really that’s what lost the game.”
Six on the Bounce
The Heat have lost six consecutive games for the first time since 2021.
It’s not time to raise the panic alarm just yet, but of the NBA games today, the Heat could be the most desperate.
Losing seven on the bounce could see them spiral out of control, and their offense has been worrying over the last couple of weeks.
They scored 87, 96, 110, and 109 points over their last four games, and that’s not going to win many NBA games.
Their last meeting against the Suns resulted in a 113-97 loss, so they need to turn around that performance as well.
There is a lot of pressure on the Heat, including Jimmy Butler. He’s usually their go-to player when times get tough, but he needs to lift.
We’re not surprised by the -3.5 line with Suns vs Heat NBA odds. The sportsbook expects the Heat to fire up sooner rather than later.
Time to Get Hot
It’s not an easy pick, but we’re backing the Heat to get back to winning form against the Suns.
They have enough experience to beat the likes of Durant and Booker, and they just need to score more points.
That’s easier said than done, but there is market confidence with the home side, and we expect a big game from Butler and Bam Adebayo.
Adebayo leads the team in points and rebounds, so he could be their key player to help bettors cover the number.
Phoenix is only 3-6-1 ATS on the road in their last 10 games, so they have been struggling to produce their best away from home.
Because we predict more points being scored, we’re happy to include over 229.5. Prior to their recent loss, the Suns had been scoring totals around 120 points, so the Heat just need to keep up for the over to cash.
Suns vs Heat NBA odds
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