Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder Picks & Predictions 3/18/2022 – FanDuel

Last updated March 18, 2022

1:00 PM ET Mar 18
Heat vs Thunder

When: Friday, March 18th, 2022, 8 p.m. ET
Venue: FTX Arena, Miami, FL
The OKC Thunder are traveling to Florida for a regular season matchup against the Miami Heat. The Thunder are sitting in the 14th position of the Western Conference with a record of 20 wins and 49 losses.

Meanwhile, the Miami Heat have been hot all season long. They are sitting at the 1st seed of the Eastern Conference, tailed only by the reigning champions Milwaukee Bucks with a 2-win difference. The Heat are holding a record of 46 and 24, and they are just a few games away from clinching a playoff spot.

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The Pick: Heat at -1600
Money Line-1600+900
Against the spreads (ATS)-15.5 (-110)+15.5 (-110)
Over/Under (O/U)u220 (-110)o220 (-110)

Why bet on the Heat?

✅ Heat are averaging 109.4 PPG on 46.2% shooting as a team
✅ Heat are shooting 37.4% from downtown
✅ Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.1 PPG, 6.0 RPG and 5.6 APG
✅ Bam Adebayo is averaging 19.0 PPG on 54.1% shooting, 10.3 RPG, 1.5 steals per game and 0.8 blocks per game
✅ Tyler Herro is averaging 21 PPG

Why bet on the Thunder?

✅ Thunder are averaging 103.0 PPG on 42.5% FG% as a team
✅ Thunder are shooting 31.6% from beyond the arc
✅ Shai-Gilgeous Alexander is averaging 24.3 PPG on 45.0% shooting, 5.0 RPG and 5.9 APG

Miami Heat

The Heat are one of the favorites to contend for the Larry O'Brien trophy this season. This is Jimmy Butler's real chance to pursue the title with a proper team, and he will marvelously perform as he did 2 seasons ago in the NBA Finals. Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro have matured over 2 seasons, and they are reliable on both ends now more than ever.

Miami's management deserves applause for the addition of Kyler Lowry and PJ Tucker, as that moves made the team much more versatile in both offense and defense. They are the most complete team in the league at this point, and we sure will see a show from the Miami Heat in the post-season. For this matchup against OKC, Jimmy Butler and PJ Tucker have been listed as questionable.

Oklahoma City Thunder

OKC are a rebuilding team, and they have a young line-up. The bad results they have been performing are justifiable, and they are showing a very promising future. The Thunder just need a little bit more experience, and perhaps a move or two in the offseason is all they need to get a solid performance from this young line-up. For this game against the Heat, Luguentz Dort and the shining rookie Josh Giddey have been listed as out.

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