Strategy: Goliath Hasn’t Had Coffee Yet
Alert: Heat down 5 points
New Orleans Pelicans (1-1, 1-1 Away) @ Miami Heat (1-1, 1-0 Home)
Final Score: 98 – 111
Line: MIA -3.0
The Heat were 3 point favorites heading into the game against the Pelicans after coming off a loss in the season opener. You could have looked for Miami to go down early to get a better value for the ML or a few points on the spread. The first quarter started off with a Miami 3 and then the Pelicans went on a run where they held the lead for the majority of the quarter. The Pelicans lead maxed out at 8 points .Miami went on their own run at the end of the quarter to end up by 3 points. The Heat held onto the lead in the second quarter the entire time maxing out at 23 points. The Heat held a 13 point lead going into half time.
The Heat held the lead in the third and fourth quarters the entire time. The third quarter lead maxed out at nineteen points and the smallest margin was 9 points. The fourth quarter lead maxed out at nineteen points and the smallest margin was six points early. The Heat ended the game with a 13 point lead.