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Pelicans vs Heat Prediction, Odds and Picks Friday, March 22

The New Orleans Pelicans have quietly been putting together a really good season, which could make them a good option for NBA bets for March 22. They will be on the road facing the Miami Heat, who have been all over the place in the regular season, similar to 2022-23.

The Pelicans opened this back-to-back with a 121-106 loss to the Orlando Magic. In the Heat’s last game, they finally beat a team that was not the Detroit Pistons in the last nine games, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-104.

Pelicans vs Heat Predictions, Odds and Picks Friday, March 22
Pelicans vs Heat Predictions, Odds and Picks Friday, March 22

Pelicans vs Heat Game Information

  • Game: Pelicans (42-27) vs Heat (38-31)
  • Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Day Game: Friday, March 22
  • Location: Kaseya Center, Miami, FL
  • Pelicans vs Heat Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Both of these teams should be in the playoffs and play tough defense, which makes NBA 2nd half-lines tricky in this matchup. There is a chance this game turns into a grind-it-out slow game, which is kind of the pace that the Pelicans and Heat want to play at.

The Pelicans and Heat will meet on Friday, March 22, at Kaseya Center in Miami. The game is scheduled at 8:00 pm ET and you can stream it live with NBA League Pass.

Pelicans vs Heat Head-to-Head


Pelicans vs Heat Odds and Spreads


Pelicans vs Heat Score Prediction

Miami Heat 108, New Orleans Pelicans 106


  • The Heat are 0-6 ATS in their last six games as a favorite of 11.0 or greater.
  • The Heat are 0-5 ATS in their last five games as a home favorite of 11.0 or greater.
  • The Under is 5-0 in the Heat’s last five home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Orleans’s last 11 games when playing Miami
  • Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
  • Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans


Pelicans vs Heat ATS Pick: Pelicans +3

The Western Conference is stacked with talent, but the Pelicans are one team to consider for NBA predictions. New Orleans has quietly been one of the best teams in the league, with an offensive and defensive rating in the top 10.

That has been reflected in the Pelicans’ ATS numbers, covering NBA spreads in six of the last 10 games. They have also been favored in nine of the previous 10 games, with a 7-3 record.

The top three players for the Pelicans in this span have been Zion Williamson, Trey Murphy III, and Brandon Ingram. Each is averaging over 18 points, five rebounds, and three assists.

Now compare that to the Heat. While we know this team can reach a new level when the games start to matter, right now, in the regular season, they are struggling. Over the last nine games, the Heat have four wins, with three coming against the Pistons, arguably the worst team in the NBA. Furthermore, they have a 3-7 record ATS, making it hard to back them against a talented team like the Pelicans.



Pelicans vs Heat Over/Under Pick: Over 210

Going with the over/under in this game will be tricky for NBA picks. On the one hand, both of these teams have great defenses, with the Pelicans fifth in defensive rating, while the Heat are ninth, hitting the under in seven of the last 10 games.

The Pelicans have hit the under in seven of the last 10 games. The sportsbook is aware of that. The line for this game is almost set so low that it is hard not to take the over.



Pelicans vs Heat Player Prop Pick: Zion Williamson Under 25½ Points (-120)

While Williamson has been the driving force of the offense, he has only averaged 23.8 points over the last 10 games. Williamson has had big games over that time, but playing an opposing defense like the Heat should lead to an under in the points total.



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Questions Of The Day

Do the Pelicans have a chance to win the Western Conference?

While the Pelicans are currently in fifth place in the West standings, their stats show they have a chance to make a deep run in the playoffs, depending on the matchups.

Are the Heat going to replicate what they did last season?

At the moment, the Heat will again be a Play-In team, like last season.

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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