The Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks face off in a cross-conference showdown at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Miami is favored by 2.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 209.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page).
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The model knows the Heat are enjoying big-time success to begin the season. Miami has the NBA’s best net rating, outpacing opponents by 16.5 points per 100 possessions. The Heat have the best defensive efficiency in the NBA, allowing 103 points or fewer in every game. Miami is dominant on the glass on both ends of the floor, with potent on-ball defense and tremendous scheme versatility. The Heat also have high-end shot creators in Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro, with the ability to protect the paint defensively.
The model also knows the Mavericks have the best offensive creator in this game in Luka Doncic. The fourth-year perimeter star is a triple-double threat on a nightly basis, and Doncic is the impetus for Dallas being a top-10 offense for the last three seasons. The Mavericks take care of the ball, committing fewer than 13 turnovers per game this season, and the Heat are allowing 21 free throw attempts per game this season. Dallas isn’t an elite defense, but Miami projects as closer to average on offense, and the Mavericks can wall off the paint, as evidenced by opponents shooting just 51.1 percent on two-point attempts.
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