Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
When: Saturday, December 14, 8:30 PM. ET.
The Dallas Mavericks will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Miami Heat on Saturday night.
Heat Going For Fifth Consecutive Win Over MavericksThe Heat have dominated their series with the Mavericks, winning their last four games against Dallas. They will be trying to pick up their fifth consecutive win in the series and third road win in their last four road games when they face the Mavericks on Saturday.
Miami has played well offensively, averaging 112 points per game. The team is shooting 47 percent from the field and 38 percent from three-point range.
Jimmy Butler leads the way for the Heat with 20.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, and seven assists per game. Kendrick Nunn is averaging 16.2 points and 3.4 assists per game, while Bam Adebayo is averaging 15.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.
The Heat have also played well defensively, holding opponents to 106.2 points per game. They held the Mavericks to 99 points the last time they played in Dallas and will need a similar effort to pick up the win on Saturday.
Mavericks Going For Seventh Win In Eight GamesThe Mavericks are on a roll right now and managed to bounce back from their loss to the Sacramento Kings with a win over the Detroit Pistons in their last game, giving them six wins in their last seven games. They will try to pick up their second win in a row and seventh win in their last eight contests when they face the Heat on Saturday.
Dallas is one of the best offensive teams in the league, averaging 118.1 points per game. The team is shooting 46 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range. They finished with 122 points against the Pistons and will need another big offensive game to beat Miami on Saturday.
Luka Doncic led the way for the Mavericks with 41 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists. Seth Curry finished with 30 points, seven rebounds, and four assists, while Kristaps Porzingis added 20 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks for the Mavericks.
Dallas hasn’t been as sharp defensively, holding opponents to 108.4 points per game. They held their last six opponents to 102.6 points per game and will need to continue playing well defensively if they want to snap their losing streak on Saturday.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Miami is:
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 day's rest.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Dallas is:
- 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games.