Only zero more quarters stand between the Heat and the win they were favored to collect coming into this evening. Sitting on a score of 60-52, they have looked like the better team, but there’s still zero more quarters to play.
The Heat entered the matchup having won five straight and they’re just zero quarters away from another. Will they make it six, or will the Nets step up and spoil it? We’ll know soon.
1st Quarter Report
Their last head-to-head two weeks ago was close, and so far it looks like that’s how the Heat and the Nets will finish this one. After one quarter, neither squad has the contest in the bag, but the Heat lead 30-27 over the Nets.
The Heat entered the match having won five straight and they’re just one quarter away from another. Will they make it six, or will the Nets step up and spoil it? We’ll know soon.
Brooklyn Nets @ Miami Heat
Current Records: Brooklyn 6-5, Miami 7-4
How To Watch
- When: Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Kaseya Center — Miami, Florida
- TV: NBATV
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $37.00
What to Know
The Nets have enjoyed a two-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. They will square off against the Miami Heat at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday at Kaseya Center. Both teams come into the contest bolstered by wins in their previous matches.
Winning is just a little bit easier when your three-point shooting is a whole 13.9% better than the opposition, a fact the Nets proved on Tuesday. They enjoyed a cozy 124-104 win over Orlando.
The Nets can attribute much of their success to Spencer Dinwiddie, who earned 29 points along with 9 assists.
Meanwhile, the Heat waltzed into Tuesday’s match with five straight wins but they left with six. They snuck past Charlotte with a 111-105 win.
Jimmy Butler was the offensive standout of the matchup as he earned 32 points. Another player making a difference was Bam Adebayo, who dropped a double-double on 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Brooklyn pushed their record up to 6-5 with that victory, which was their third straight at home. As for Miami, their win bumped their record up to 7-4.
The Nets are hoping to beat the odds on Thursday, as the experts think they’re headed for a loss. Those brave souls putting their money on Miami against the spread have faith in an upset since their 4-3 ATS can’t hold a candle to Brooklyn’s 9-1-1.
This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: The Nets haven’t given up the ball easily this season, having only averaged 12.8 turnovers per game. However, it’s not like the Heat struggle in that department as they’ve been averaging only 13.1 per game. Given these competing strengths, it’ll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Check CBS Sports after the action for a full breakdown of the game and more NBA content.
Miami is a 4-point favorite against Brooklyn, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Heat, as the game opened with the Heat as a 2.5-point favorite.
The over/under is set at 217 points.
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Brooklyn has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Miami.
- Nov 01, 2023 – Brooklyn 109 vs. Miami 105
- Mar 25, 2023 – Brooklyn 129 vs. Miami 100
- Feb 15, 2023 – Brooklyn 116 vs. Miami 105
- Jan 08, 2023 – Brooklyn 102 vs. Miami 101
- Mar 26, 2022 – Brooklyn 110 vs. Miami 95
- Mar 03, 2022 – Miami 113 vs. Brooklyn 107
- Feb 12, 2022 – Miami 115 vs. Brooklyn 111
- Oct 27, 2021 – Miami 106 vs. Brooklyn 93
- Apr 18, 2021 – Miami 109 vs. Brooklyn 107
- Jan 25, 2021 – Brooklyn 98 vs. Miami 85