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Play Time: 11/17/2021 20:30
The Heat currently are 9-5 and second in the Southeast Division 1 ½ games behind first place Washington. The team beat the Thunder 103-90 on Monday. Tyler Herro is the number one scorer for the short-handed Heat. Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo did not play and are expected to miss Wednesday's game. Tyler Herro averaged 21.5 points per game, while in the absence of Bam Adebayo due to injury, the leading rebounder was PJ Tucker, averaging 6.5 rebounds. Kyle Lowry led with an average of 7.0 assists per game.
New Orleans Pelicans
After the lost 105-100 to the Washington Wizards on Monday, the record of New Orleans Pelicans was 2-13. The Pelicans currently rank the fourth place in the Southwest Division, eight games behind the top place Dallas. Brandon Ingram became the number one scorer in Pelicans with 31 points in the loss to Washington. He averaged 24.1 points per games, while Jonas Valanciunas was second with an average of 19.6 points and 13.5 rebounds per game.
New Orleans Pelicans is a mess without Zion Williamson, and the Pelican have no talent to compete away in this game. Even if Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo can not play in this game, expect Miami will win easily at home in this spot.
Pick: New Orleans Pelicans +9.5