Makes you wonder if Charles Barkley pushed for it given how he’s championed Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to be the starting point guard in the All-Star Game. Either way, this will be an opportunity for SGA and the youngsters to show the national audience just how good they are and to gain some exposure from fans who wouldn’t typically watch them. With that let’s dive into the odds, injuries, and game details.
BOTH are out on Tuesday. Three others also out on Tuesday are Kyle Lowry (knee discomfort), Nikola Jovic (back), and Caleb Martin (quadricep strain). Gabe Vincent (knee effusion) and Dewayne Dedmon (plantar fasciitis) are probable while Udonis Haslem (Achilles) is questionable. Finally, Duncan Robinson (finger) and Omer Yurtseven (ankle) both underwent surgery for their injuries and are out indefinitely. OKC Thunder vs. Heat predictionIn the initial meeting between the clubs this season it was a highly competitive affair with the Heat edging out the OKC Thunder by two points (110-108). And while Jimmy Butler didn’t play in that contest all the other core players participated including Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro, and Victor Oladipo. Tonight’s match while on the Heat home court in truth likely should favor the OKC Thunder.
The OKC Thunder 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Miami. The Heat are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games played on a Tuesday. The OKC Thunder are 2-5 straight-up in their last 7 games against an Eastern opponentThe Heat are 12-6 ATS in their last 18 games played in January. The OKC Thunder 0-5 straight-up in their last 5 games on the road. The total has gone under in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games. The total has gone over in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 5 games. The total has gone under in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games against OKC. The total has gone over in 6 of Oklahoma City’s last 7 games played in January. The total has gone under in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games at home.
Prior to the injury report that cited Adebayo and Herro as out the spread favored the Heat by five points. Frankly, I’m surprised the spread didn’t shift more since Lowry and Martin are part of the Heat core. In essence, the load will fall on Butler, Dipo, and Max Strus tonight and I love the OKC Thunder chances against that group. One of Jimmy or Victor will have to guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander which means they’ll be less energetic (effective? ) offensively.
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