Miami Heat vs Houston Rockets (By: Miyagi)
Houston rank amongst the bottom teams in pace last season and the reason behind that was CP3's game style as well as Harden's approach and the fact that he stayed on the court for 40 minutes, day after day. Things are different this season with Westbrook instead of CP3 and the Rockets so far try to force a high tempo and capitalize on fast breaks.
Miami this season is also very different than they used to be last year, they have a more athletic big guy and many rookies in their lineup, with Dragic coming from the bench, more energized, as an instant scorer, and doing a great job so far. They also love to force a higher tempo and hit on fast breaks in every opportunity and that should not change, at least for now.
Both teams ran among the top 5 in pace in the league, while the Rockets are the team with the best offensive efficiency by far, in those first few games. I expect a very high tempo in this game, Rockets' offense is too much for the Heat and things might get out of control here but in any case, i expect both teams to score easily above 110 points here.
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Miami Heat vs Houston Rockets prediction
Over 233.5Odds: 2.00 at Pinnacle
Result: 129-100 LOST (-8 units)
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