MIAMI @ SACRAMENTO | 2/08 | 10:00 PM EST
The Heat were able to snap their three-game losing streak with a win over Portland in their last game and they will try to build on the win by picking up their second win in a row and fourth win in their last seven games. Miami has struggled offensively this season, averaging 105.2 points per game, which is 26th in the league. The team is shooting 44.5 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range.
Josh Richardson leads the way for the Heat with 17.3 points and 3.8 assists per game. Dwyane Wade is averaging 14 points and 4.3 assists per game, while Hassan Whiteside is averaging 13 points and 12.4 rebounds per game.
The Kings had their three-game winning streak snapped by the Houston Rockets in their last game and will be trying to bounce back from the loss with a win over Miami, which will give them their fourth win in their last five games. Sacramento has played well offensively this season, averaging 113.5 points per game, which is eighth in the league. The team is shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 38 percent from three-point range. Buddy Hield leads the team with 20.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 17.3 points and 7.2 assists per game, while Marvin Bagley III is averaging 13.1 points and seven rebounds per game.
My data sees at least 225 points hitting the scoreboard Friday between the Heat and Kings, giving us major value on the Over. These clubs are surpassing the posted total in 65 percent of simulations. The Over is on a 16-5 run in this series and 5-1 in Sacramento.