New Orleans Pelicans (0-3) at Miami Heat (1-3)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm (American Airlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -5.5 — Over/Under: 226.5
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Wednesday NBA preseason action pits the New Orleans Pelicans at the Miami Heat.
The New Orleans Pelicans are gunning for their first win of the NBA preseason after a 106-100 loss to the NY Knicks dropped the team to 0-3. Ne Orleans held a slight 38%-35.8% shooting edge but the Knicks totaled 15 more shot attempts and their own 16-30 effort at the stripe did them in.
Nikola Mirotic was the Pelicans top gun with 19 points and 12 rebounds on 7-20 from the field while the duo of Anthony Davis and Darius Miller tossed in 15 points apiece on 10-27 accuracy with Davis hauling in a team high 13 rebounds. New Orleans received 13 points from E’Twaun Moore on 5-9 from the floor followed by a 12 point effort from Jrue Holiday on 5-9 accuracy.
The Miami Heat squeezed by Orlando 90-89 on Monday for their first victory in the NBA preseason. Miami mustered just 41.3% shooting and held the Magic to just 37.8% accuracy which negated ten more Orlando looks at the basket. This wasn’t a pretty game with both squads combining for 34 turnovers and a 17-56 performance from long range.
Rodney McGruder was the top offensive option for the Heat with 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists on 7-12 followed by Goran Dragic with 16 points and five helpers on 6-10 from the field. Kelly Olynyk gave Miami 12 points on 4-8 accuracy while Justise Winslow added eleven points and four yanks on 4-9 shooting.
Pelicans are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss and Pelicans are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. Heat are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and under is 6-1 in Heat last 7 games following a ATS loss and Heat are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win. Pelicans are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and Pelicans are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Miami and over is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
After the last games these teams played I’m looking at the high total and thinking under…