How To Bet On Miami Heat

Few teams in the NBA have enjoyed as much recent success as the Miami Heat. President Pat Riley is on a perpetual mission to keep them not only relevant, but in championship contention, and that can make them one of the more fascinating basketball bets. The upshot here is that the roster is constantly changing. The Heat invest a ton in free agency and are forever shaking up the roster—even during the middle of the season, as they look to duck certain tax penalties. [+]

This, in turn, demands intense scrutiny on the bettor’s behalf Miami isn’t so much a hot-and-cold squad as it is one that experiences gradual progression. They’re seldom constantly in the same place. They’re either rising or falling, and those rises and falls are extensive—hence the absence of the hot-and-cold factor.

Make sure to keep up with their play style as much as you can. Are they a half-court team? Fast-paced group? Their identity doesn’t change a lot during the season, but it shifts more than most over the offseason, and then the Heat spend a good chunk of the schedule mastering it. So look for those rises and falls, whether they come on defense or offense or both, and structure your bets in accordance with them.

Miami Heat Next Game

There is never a more important game than the next one. Remember that. Looking ahead is paramount, but not losing sight of the moment is even more imperative. [+]

It’s here that you can remind yourself of Miami’s next opponent. Study that foe well. You’ll want to know as much as possible about them before placing your bets.

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Miami Heat Regular Season Schedule

Sure, most of your attention should be devoted to the closest possible contests. But viewing the big picture is never a bad thing. Try to research future opponents in advance as time allows. [+]

You’ll still want to make adjustments based on the NBA’s 24/7 news cycle as those matchups approach, but having a direction in mind—a flexible one, of course—makes you that much more prepared come game day. And that, also, is never a bad thing.

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Competitions Away Score Home Money Line
October 2016 (11)
Tue 4 Miami Heat 106 - 95 Wizards +165 -189 Odds
Sat 8 Wolves 109 - 100 Miami Heat -130 +110 Odds
Tue 11 Brooklyn Nets 100 - 121 Miami Heat +190 -217 Odds
Fri 14 Miami Heat 108 - 100 Spurs +215 -256 Odds
Sat 15 Wolves 101 - 96 Miami Heat -227 +195 Odds
Tue 18 Orlando Magic 77 - 107 Miami Heat +130 -149 Odds
Thu 20 Miami Heat 88 - 96 Hornets +185 -213 Odds
Fri 21 Sixers 113 - 110 Miami Heat +270 -323 Odds
Wed 26 Reg. Miami Heat 108 - 96 Orlando Magic
Fri 28 Reg. Hornets 97 - 91 Miami Heat
Sun 30 Reg. Spurs 106 - 99 Miami Heat
November 2016 (15)
Tue 1 Reg. Sacramento Kings 96 - 108 Miami Heat
Fri 4 Reg. Miami Heat 87 - 96 Toronto Raptors +260 -303 Odds
Mon 7 Reg. Miami Heat 85 - 97 Thunder +195 -213 Odds
Thu 10 Reg. Chicago Bulls 98 - 95 Miami Heat -103 -114 Odds
Sat 12 Reg. Utah Jazz 102 - 91 Miami Heat -118 +100 Odds
Mon 14 Reg. Miami Heat 90 - 94 Spurs +550 -714 Odds
Tue 15 Reg. Atlanta Hawks 93 - 90 Miami Heat -250 +235 Odds
Thu 17 Reg. Milwaukee Bucks 73 - 96 Miami Heat +150 -169 Odds
Sat 19 Reg. Miami Heat 114 - 111 Wizards +175 -200 Odds
Mon 21 Reg. Miami Heat 94 - 101 Sixers -179 +170 Odds
Wed 23 Reg. Miami Heat 84 - 107 Detroit Pistons +165 -185 Odds
Fri 25 Reg. Miami Heat 90 - 81 Grizzlies +175 -200 Odds
Sat 26 Reg. Grizzlies 110 - 107 Miami Heat -115 +105 Odds
Mon 28 Reg. Boston Celtics 112 - 104 Miami Heat Odds
Wed 30 Reg. Miami Heat 106 - 98 Denver Nuggets +225 -263 Odds
December 2016 (16)
Thu 1 Reg. Miami Heat 111 - 110 Utah Jazz +245 -294 Odds
Sat 3 Reg. Miami Heat 92 - 99 Blazers +210 -244 Odds
Tue 6 Reg. New York Knicks 114 - 103 Miami Heat +100 -115 Odds
Wed 7 Reg. Miami Heat 95 - 103 Atlanta Hawks +355 -417 Odds
Fri 9 Reg. Miami Heat 84 - 114 Cavaliers +650 -833 Odds
Sat 10 Reg. Miami Heat 100 - 105 Chicago Bulls +385 -455 Odds
Mon 12 Reg. Wizards 101 - 112 Miami Heat -119 +100 Odds
Wed 14 Reg. Indiana Pacers 89 - 95 Miami Heat -115 +104 Odds
Fri 16 Reg. L.A. Clippers 102 - 98 Miami Heat -345 +290 Odds
Sun 18 Reg. Boston Celtics 105 - 95 Miami Heat -185 +165 Odds
Tue 20 Reg. Orlando Magic 136 - 130 Miami Heat +150 -161 Odds
Thu 22 Reg. L.A. Lakers 107 - 115 Miami Heat +210 -244 Odds
Fri 23 Reg. Miami Heat 87 - 91 Pelicans +170 -196 Odds
Tue 27 Reg. Thunder 106 - 94 Miami Heat -179 +185 Odds
Thu 29 Reg. Miami Heat 82 - 91 Hornets +215 -244 Odds
Fri 30 Reg. Miami Heat 114 - 117 Boston Celtics +420 -526 Odds
January 2017 (15)
Sun 1 Reg. Detroit Pistons 107 - 98 Miami Heat -278 +240 Odds
Tue 3 Reg. Miami Heat 90 - 99 Phoenix Suns +185 -204 Odds
Wed 4 Reg. Miami Heat 107 - 102 Sacramento Kings +295 -345 Odds
Fri 6 Reg. Miami Heat 100 - 127 L.A. Lakers +125 -141 Odds
Sun 8 Reg. Miami Heat 86 - 98 L.A. Clippers +390 -455 Odds
Tue 10 Reg. Miami Heat 95 - 107 Warriors +1175 -1667 Odds
Fri 13 Reg. Miami Heat 108 - 116 Milwaukee Bucks +300 -345 Odds
Tue 17 Reg. Houston Rockets 103 - 109 Miami Heat -313 +260 Odds
Thu 19 Reg. Dallas Mavericks 95 - 99 Miami Heat +105 -120 Odds
Sat 21 Reg. Milwaukee Bucks 97 - 109 Miami Heat -133 +120 Odds
Mon 23 Reg. Warriors 102 - 105 Miami Heat -714 +575 Odds
Wed 25 Reg. Miami Heat 109 - 106 Brooklyn Nets -135 +119 Odds
Fri 27 Reg. Miami Heat 100 - 88 Chicago Bulls +255 -303 Odds
Sat 28 Reg. Detroit Pistons 103 - 116 Miami Heat -149 +138 Odds
Mon 30 Reg. Brooklyn Nets 96 - 104 Miami Heat +315 -370 Odds
February 2017 (11)
Wed 1 Reg. Atlanta Hawks 93 - 116 Miami Heat +105 -125 Odds
Sat 4 Reg. Sixers 102 - 125 Miami Heat +410 -476 Odds
Mon 6 Reg. Miami Heat 115 - 113 Wolves -105 -112 Odds
Wed 8 Reg. Miami Heat 106 - 88 Milwaukee Bucks +160 -175 Odds
Fri 10 Reg. Miami Heat 108 - 99 Brooklyn Nets -217 +205 Odds
Sat 11 Reg. Miami Heat 109 - 117 Sixers -141 +125 Odds
Mon 13 Reg. Orlando Magic 116 - 107 Miami Heat +265 -313 Odds
Wed 15 Reg. Miami Heat 117 - 109 Houston Rockets +485 -625 Odds
Fri 24 Reg. Miami Heat 108 - 90 Atlanta Hawks +125 -145 Odds
Sat 25 Reg. Indiana Pacers 95 - 113 Miami Heat +170 -179 Odds
Mon 27 Reg. Miami Heat 89 - 96 Dallas Mavericks
March 2017 (16)
Wed 1 Reg. Sixers 98 - 125 Miami Heat +405 -500 Odds
Fri 3 Reg. Miami Heat 99 - 110 Orlando Magic -185 +170 Odds
Sat 4 Reg. Cavaliers 92 - 120 Miami Heat +325 -370 Odds
Mon 6 Reg. Miami Heat 106 - 98 Cavaliers +445 -556 Odds
Wed 8 Reg. Hornets 101 - 108 Miami Heat +155 -172 Odds
Sat 11 Reg. Toronto Raptors 89 - 104 Miami Heat +205 -238 Odds
Sun 12 Reg. Miami Heat 98 - 102 Indiana Pacers +220 -233 Odds
Wed 15 Reg. Pelicans 112 - 120 Miami Heat +199 -227 Odds
Fri 17 Reg. Wolves 105 - 123 Miami Heat +155 -175 Odds
Sun 19 Reg. Blazers 115 - 104 Miami Heat +200 -238 Odds
Tue 21 Reg. Phoenix Suns 97 - 112 Miami Heat +614 -833 Odds
Thu 23 Reg. Toronto Raptors 101 - 84 Miami Heat +160 -175 Odds
Sun 26 Reg. Miami Heat 108 - 112 Boston Celtics +218 -244 Odds
Tue 28 Reg. Miami Heat 97 - 96 Detroit Pistons -149 +138 Odds
Wed 29 Reg. Miami Heat 105 - 88 New York Knicks -137 +125 Odds
Fri 31 Reg. New York Knicks 98 - 94 Miami Heat +506 -588 Odds
April 2017 (6)
Sun 2 Reg. Denver Nuggets 116 - 113 Miami Heat +150 -164 Odds
Wed 5 Reg. Miami Heat 19:00 Hornets +105 -125 Odds
Fri 7 Reg. Miami Heat 19:30 Toronto Raptors
Sat 8 Reg. Miami Heat 19:00 Wizards
Mon 10 Reg. Cavaliers 19:30 Miami Heat
Wed 12 Reg. Wizards 20:00 Miami Heat

Miami Heat Standings

Ensure that standings research is part of your daily betting ritual. This is valuable for individual games, since you should have an idea of how far ahead or behind Miami sits from its opponent. [+]

More importantly, though, it’s always good to have a firm grasp on the Eastern Conference playoff picture. That helps you plan future bets for specific teams, including the Heat. You can get by on individual game bets by not looking at the East’s standings. It isn’t the West, where there is a distinct pecking order. So many of the East’s teams are within striking distance of one another that daily standings only do so much. 

Taking these win-loss records in before placing any championship or conference bets is nevertheless a necessity.

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# team P W L + - %
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 77 50 27 8505 8234 0.649
2 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 77 50 27 8303 8091 0.649
3 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 78 47 31 8353 8041 0.603
4 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 78 47 31 8537 8385 0.603
5 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 78 40 38 8135 8135 0.513
6 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 77 39 38 7907 8008 0.506
7 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 78 38 40 7993 8055 0.487
8 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 78 38 40 8163 8238 0.487
9 Miami Heat Miami Heat 77 37 40 7914 7852 0.481
10 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 78 36 42 8233 8160 0.462
11 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 77 35 42 7780 7879 0.455
12 New York Knicks New York Knicks 78 30 48 8154 8427 0.385
13 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 78 28 50 8004 8441 0.359
14 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 78 27 51 7873 8362 0.346
15 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 78 19 59 8281 8778 0.244
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 78 47 31 8537 8385 0.603
2 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 77 39 38 7907 8008 0.506
3 Miami Heat Miami Heat 77 37 40 7914 7852 0.481
4 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 78 36 42 8233 8160 0.462
5 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 78 27 51 7873 8362 0.346
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 77 63 14 8931 8031 0.818
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 77 60 17 8158 7558 0.779
3 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 77 52 25 8885 8396 0.675
4 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 78 48 30 7846 7525 0.615
5 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 78 47 31 8461 8180 0.603
6 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 77 44 33 8228 8145 0.571
7 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 78 42 36 7855 7805 0.538
8 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 78 38 40 8446 8509 0.487
9 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 77 37 40 8610 8601 0.481
10 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 78 33 45 8150 8275 0.423
11 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 76 32 44 7450 7631 0.421
12 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 76 31 45 8014 8069 0.408
13 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 77 30 47 7886 8209 0.390
14 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 77 22 55 8063 8636 0.286
15 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 78 22 56 8372 8834 0.282
1 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 77 60 17 8158 7558 0.779
2 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 77 52 25 8885 8396 0.675
3 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 78 42 36 7855 7805 0.538
4 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 78 33 45 8150 8275 0.423
5 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 76 32 44 7450 7631 0.421
1 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 78 48 30 7846 7525 0.615
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 77 44 33 8228 8145 0.571
3 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 78 38 40 8446 8509 0.487
4 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 77 37 40 8610 8601 0.481
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 76 31 45 8014 8069 0.408
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 77 50 27 8505 8234 0.649
2 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 78 40 38 8135 8135 0.513
3 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 78 38 40 7993 8055 0.487
4 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 78 38 40 8163 8238 0.487
5 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 77 35 42 7780 7879 0.455
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 77 50 27 8303 8091 0.649
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 78 47 31 8353 8041 0.603
3 New York Knicks New York Knicks 78 30 48 8154 8427 0.385
4 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 78 28 50 8004 8441 0.359
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 78 19 59 8281 8778 0.244
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 77 63 14 8931 8031 0.818
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 78 47 31 8461 8180 0.603
3 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 77 30 47 7886 8209 0.390
4 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 77 22 55 8063 8636 0.286
5 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 78 22 56 8372 8834 0.282

Remain In Tune With Miami’s Rumor Mill

Since the Heat are so prone to retooling, they’re always in the rumor mill. Checking out their latest news and notes is standard practice for every serious bettor, which means it should hold true for you.

Everything from free-agency and trade chatter, to roster cuts and additions, helps shape Miami’s win total, championship odds, conference championships and even individual game lines. That’s what frequent change does.

The offseason is when you’ll want to monitor the rumor mill like a hawk. Riley is always positioning the Heat for big-name free-agency adds, and the signing of a marquee name drastically changes their immediate outlook. Whenever they gain—or lose—a key player, you’ll want to assess whether it makes them substantially better or worse, and try to place your future bets before the odds move out of your favor or are taken off the sportsbook slate altogether. 

In these situations, it’s preferable that you not gamble too much of your purse. Sizable bets are OK, but you don’t want to invest too much in an unknown commodity. The odds may be in your favor, but it’s impossible to measure intangibles such as team chemistry before the season starts. Even if a particular futures bet seems too good to be true, tackle it with reservations. Set an appropriate limit—one that allows you to properly bask in potential winnings without putting you in a position to regret your decision should you lose.

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