Pelicans face the Heat on 4-game win streak

Fri, Feb 23, 2024
NBA News (AP)

Pelicans face the Heat on 4-game win streak

Miami Heat (30-25, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (34-22, fifth in the Western Conference)

New Orleans; Friday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Pelicans -3; over/under is 223.5

BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans seeks to continue its four-game win streak with a victory over Miami.

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The Pelicans have gone 17-10 in home games. New Orleans is 1-6 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Heat have gone 15-12 away from home. Miami is fourth in the league allowing just 110.4 points while holding opponents to 47.4% shooting.

The 116.6 points per game the Pelicans score are 6.2 more points than the Heat allow (110.4). The Heat are shooting 46.3% from the field, 0.1% lower than the 46.4% the Pelicans' opponents have shot this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Ingram is averaging 21.4 points and 5.8 assists for the Pelicans. CJ McCollum is averaging 3.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

Bam Adebayo is averaging 20.2 points, 10.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Heat. Jimmy Butler is averaging 17 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists over the last 10 games for Miami.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pelicans: 8-2, averaging 116.2 points, 43.2 rebounds, 28.3 assists, 10.4 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 50.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.7 points per game.

Heat: 6-4, averaging 110.9 points, 46.0 rebounds, 27.4 assists, 6.9 steals and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.4 points.

INJURIES: Pelicans: Dyson Daniels: out (knee), Brandon Ingram: day to day (illness).

Heat: Josh Richardson: out (shoulder), Tyler Herro: day to day (foot), Terry Rozier: out (knee), Dru Smith: out for season (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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