The NBA is back in action on Thursday as the Houston Rockets will clash with the Miami Heat.
Miami enjoyed a 102-96 victory over New Orleans on Sunday night in their last game. While the Rockets beat the Wizards on Wednesday with a score of 136-118.
Houston Rockets Form
The Rockets are playing well lately. Moreover, they now have 5 wins in a row after beating the Wizards on Wednesday.
Their form is largely due to having Harden in the team. The robust player is constantly improving this season.
He leads the team with 31.5 points per game while grabbing 5.8 boards combined with 8.2 assists a night.
On the offensive side of the game, the Rockets are placed on the 21st spot in the league. They average scoring stands at 108.7 points per game.
Houston has an average of 40.8 boards per game and 21.1 assists per night.
The Rockets are placed on the 10th spot in the scoring defence. They allow an average of 108.7 per game.
Miami Heat Form
The Miami Heat are improving lately. Their recent record stands at 4-2 and that is the solid score for this young team. Now, the Heat will aim to keep the momentum heading into this game against the Rockets.
In their last game, Josh Richardson was the main player. He scored 22 points in the win. However, it will be hard against the in-form Rockets team.
On the offensive side of the game, Miami Heat is the 23rd spot in the league. Their scoring average stands at 106.8 points per game.
They also have 47.5 boards per game which is the 4th best record in the NBA so far. The Heat have 22.7 assists per game.
On the defensive side of the game, they are placed on the 9th spot in the league. They concede an average of 107.7 per game.
The Rockets are on a run of 4 wins in a row. They have the in-form Harden and Paul and expect solid performances by the duo. Therefore, they are the favourites to win this game. Yet, Miami also is playing well lately. However, they will be missing Dragic and that will be a big blow for them. Nevertheless, I expect the Rockets to maintain their winning run by beating the Heat today. Go for Houston in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat on 12/20/2018
is: Take the Houston Rockets – 161 (money line)
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