Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 1/4/2021 Betting Preview: Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on January 4, 2021

The Oklahoma City Thunder (2-3) are 8-point underdogs against the Miami Heat (2-3) at American Airlines Arena on Monday, January 4, 2021. The game begins at 7:30 PM ET on SUN. The matchup has an over/under of 213 points.

Betting Information

Heat vs Thunder Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Heat-8-110-110213-110-110
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Head to Head

Oklahoma City holds a 7-3 record in the last 10 head-to-head matchups with Miami.

Heat vs Thunder in 2020-21
DateFavoriteHome TeamSpreadTotalFavorite MoneylineUnderdog MoneylineGame TypeResult
8/12/2020HeatThunder-4.5221.5-176144Regular Season116-115 OKC
1/17/2020HeatThunder-1217-114-106Regular Season115-108 MIA
3/18/2019ThunderRegular Season116-107 MIA
2/1/2019HeatRegular Season118-102 OKC
4/9/2018HeatRegular Season115-93 OKC
3/23/2018ThunderRegular Season105-99 OKC
12/27/2016HeatRegular Season106-94 OKC
11/7/2016ThunderRegular Season97-85 OKC
1/17/2016ThunderRegular Season99-74 OKC
12/3/2015HeatRegular Season97-95 MIA
  • 8/12/2020 DNP – Heat: Kendrick Nunn; Thunder: Dennis Schroder
  • 1/17/2020 DNP – Heat: Tyler Herro; Thunder: Steven Adams
  • Heat Betting Information

    • Miami has not fared well against the spread this season, posting a 2-3 record.
    • Miami and its opponents have covered the over/under in just 2 of 5 games this season (40%).
    Bet on the Miami Heat to win the NBA Championship.

    Thunder Betting Information

    • Oklahoma City has a winning record against the spread, going 3-2 ATS (covering 60.0% of the time).
    • In the majority of Oklahoma City’s games this year, the teams have not hit the over (2 out of 5 games, 40%).
    Bet on the Oklahoma City Thunder to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Heat and their opponents have recorded more than 213 points in 1280% of their outings this season (64 of five opportunities).
    • Oklahoma City and its opponents have added up to score at least 213 points in 60% of their matchups this season (three of five chances).
    • The Heat and the Thunder combine to average seven less points per game than the over/under of 213 set for this game.
    • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 220.6 points per game, 7.6 more than the over/under for this matchup.
    • The average point total for Heat games this season is 1.6 more points than the total of 213 in this matchup.
    • Thunder games this year have averaged a total of 212 points, one fewer than the point total in this matchup.
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    Heat Leaders

    • Bam Adebayo leads the Heat in points and rebounds. He puts up 19.0 points per game while tacking on 8.0 rebounds.
    • Miami’s assists leader is Goran Dragic, who averages 5.2 per game.
    • The Heat are led by Duncan Robinson from beyond the arc. He knocks down 2.8 shots from deep per game.
    • Adebayo averages 1.6 steals and 1.0 block per game. Both numbers are team-highs for Miami.

    Thunder Leaders

    • The Thunder go-to guy, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, leads the team in both scoring (18.8 points per game) and assists (6.8 assists per game).
    • When it comes to rebounds, Darius Bazley is the Oklahoma City leader with 8.6 per game.
    • Luguentz Dort is tops from three-point range for the Thunder, hitting 2.4 threes per game.
    • Nobody on Oklahoma City grabs more steals than Aleksej Pokusevski (1.0 per game) or blocks more shots than Bazley (1.4 per game).
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