Miami Heat bounces back

Miami Heat bounces back

The Miami Heat is looking to bounce back from their recent loss when they meet with the New Orleans Pelicans in this match. These two teams are both coming from loss from their previous match, so expect them to be at their best when they meet here. Heat is from a 121-113 loss against the Hawks, while the Pelicans are coming from a 113-103 loss against the Cavaliers. The Heat and the Pelicans meet each other on January 19, 2023, at 9:00 AM (GMT+8), and the Pelicans stand as the hosts. The question is that, who among these two teams will be able to bounce back from their losses?

These two teams actually have 43 meetings in their regular season history, with the visitors having the 23-20 advantage. The hosts are currently on the third of the Western Conference, winning 26 of their 44 NBA games. 17 of those 26 victories came at home, which means they are playing well in their 22 home games this season. As for the visitors, they are at the seventh of the Eastern Conference, winning 24 of their 45 game this regular season. When it comes to their away games, they are not doing that bad, but they only won 10 of their 12 away games.

Miami Heat

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The Heat are looking to get back on winning ways, after losing their match against the Hawks. In fact, before that loss, they are on a winning streak of three games, but it is just unfortunate that they were not able to extend that streak. During their last game, they actually trailed early, being down by 12 points at the end of the first quarter. By the end of the first half, the lead of their opponents gets bigger, as they trail by 20 points already. On that match, they did well from the field, shooting 48.3%, but their three-point shooting have been their problem. They shot blanks on that match, only having eight successful shots from their 31 attempts. They are actually the 30th in offense, scoring 108.9 points per game, but second in defense, giving up 108.8 points per game.

The Heat is led by Jimmy Butler, as he is scoring 22.1 points per game, followed by Bam Adebayo, who chips in for 21.4 points per game. However, Yurtseven, Robinson, and Lowry, are all out in this game following their injuries.

New Orleans Pelicans

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On their last six matches, this squad already lost to four of their six matches in the league before this game. This is not surprising as they are still without their stars, especially Zion Williamson. Fortunately for them, they were able to establish themselves before the injury of Williamson. This is the main reason why they remain to be at the third of the standings despite their current results. On their last match, it was their horrible fourth quarter who gave them the loss on that match. They allowed their opponents to have a 15-2 run on the fourth quarter. The Pelicans failed to get closer to their opponent’s lead until the end of the match. In offense, they are the eighth with 117 points per game, and the 15th in defense, having 113.3 points per game.

Zion Williamson remains to be the leading scorer for the Pelicans with 26 points per game. However, he remains to be out in this game due to the injure he sustained. Like him, guys like Ingram, and Jones will also miss this game, following the injury they still nurse.


New Orleans Pelicans
Total Under: 109.5
Odds: 0.89

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