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#557 Miami Heat vs.
#558 Dallas Mavericks
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:35pm EST
American Airlines Center, Dallas
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Miami Heat vs Dallas Mavericks

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 Mavericks

The 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 Games

The 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.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Mavericks have looked impressive so far and are playing well on both sides of the ball. They are averaging 118.1 points per game this season, but they have scored 119.7 points per game in their last four games and will cause problems for the Heat, who have given up 109.6 points per game in their last three games and will be playing their second game on consecutive nights. Dallas is holding opponents to 108.4 points per game and will have an easier time slowing down the Heat, who are averaging 112 points per game. The Mavericks have also done a better job rebounding the ball, averaging 47.9 rebounds to Miami’s 45.4 rebounds per game. With all six of Miami’s losses this season coming on the road, the Mavericks are the best bet here.

Prediction: Dallas Mavericks -7

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Heat have played well defensively this season, holding opponents to 106.2 points per game. They have given up 109.6 points per game in their last three games and will likely give up more than that when they face the Mavericks, who are averaging 119.7 points per game in their last four games because they will be played an extra period in their win over Atlanta and will be playing their second game on consecutive nights, which will lead to some fatigue. The Mavericks are holding opponents to 108.4 points per game, but they have played better over the last two weeks and have held their last six opponents to 102.6 points per game. With the Heat averaging 113.3 points per game in their last six games, the Mavericks will struggle to keep their offense in check, making the over the best bet.

Prediction: Over 215.5

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Mavericks will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Heat in the first half of their games this season, averaging 60.1 points per game while the Heat average 57.4 points per game.

Prediction: Dallas Mavericks

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The Heat and Mavericks are averaging 117.5 combined points per game in the first half of their games this season and will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.