|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NBAThe Dallas Mavericks have climbed up to the second spot in the Southwest Division and are trying to climb up to fourth in the West in order to have some kind of home court advantage in the playoffs.
However, the 29-22 Mavericks will be taking on the 35-13 Miami Heat, thus making the Mavs' attempts a little more challenging. The game, which will be at Miami's American Airlines Arena, will be broadcast nationally on TNT and will also be available in Canada on TSN2.
The Dallas Mavericks may be without Delonte West again. West suffered a fractured finger back on February 15. West was getting 8.3 points per game before his injury. Dirk Nowitzki will be trying to keep his hot streak going. Nowitzki recently scored 31 on Saturday against Houston and had another 21 in a rematch with the Rockets on Tuesday. Nowizki is getting around 21 points each game.
The Miami Heat is 20-2 at the American Airlines Arena. They have lost two fewer home games than their nearest competitors in the standings. The team's last home loss was a 91-82 loss to Milwaukee all the way back on January 22.
LeBron James is third in the NBA with 26.6 points in each game. He is also fourth in steals. He is getting very close to two per game. He even leads the Heat with 8.3 rebounds and 6.6 assists. Dwayne Wade has also stood out with 22.9 points per game, thus creating one of the league's top tandems.
The Heat has a strong advantage in basketball betting over the Mavericks for this game. The Heat is -8.5 favorite and also has a 189 over/under for the game. Moneyline bets should be made available as the game gets closer to its starting time. The Mavericks could potentially have a moneyline bet of at least +200.