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Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat

Miami Heat (13-5) vs. Brooklyn Nets (10-9)

NBA: Sunday December 1st, 2019 at Barclays Centers

Spread: Brooklyn Nets (+3.5), Miami Heat (-3.5) Over/Under: 216

Money Line: Brooklyn Nets (+134), Miami Heat (-149)

Free NBA Expert Pick: Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets

Kyrie Irving is inching closer to a return from right shoulder impingement. The performances the Brooklyn Nets are receiving from Spencer Dinwiddie are making Irving's absence somewhat bearable.

Irving will sit again Sunday, and the Nets hope to keep getting
significant production from Dinwiddie when they host the Miami Heat, who are
off to their best start since LeBron James was on the team.

Irving has not played since going 8 for 20 and scoring 17
points in a 101-93 loss at Denver on Nov. 14, two nights after he initially was
injured in Utah. The Nets are 6-2 in the eight games Irving has missed, thanks
to Dinwiddie.

Dinwiddie is averaging 20.2 points this season and 24.5
points in Irving's absence. He totaled 32 points on 10-of-19 shooting and added
11 assists Friday when the Nets led most of the way in a 112-107 win over the
Boston Celtics.

Dinwiddie's best game came on a day in which Atkinson said
Irving has begun work on the court and would miss at least one more before
possibly being ready to return.

Dinwiddie's performance occurred in Brooklyn's first victory
against a winning team in Irving's absence.

Miami enters off to a 13-5 start. It is Miami's best start
since 2013-14 when James played his final season with the team and the rivalry
with the Nets involved Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in Brooklyn.

The Heat are 8-0 at home and 5-5 on the road heading into a
three-game trip in which they face Brooklyn, Boston and Toronto after losing to
Houston and Philadelphia in their previous two road contests.

Miami has split its past four games since winning five
straight by an average of 13.4 points from Nov. 12-22. The Heat topped 120
points for the sixth time this season Friday when they shot 53.7 percent from
the floor and made 13 of 25 3-pointers in a 122-105 win over the Golden State
Warriors.

Dragic led six players in double figures with 20 and a reserve unit that totaled 70 points while young players Duncan Robinson and Tyler Herro combined for 10 3-pointers. Jimmy Butler added 16 points and is shooting 37.1 percent (13 of 35) in his past three games.

The Nets are 5-2 in their last seven meetings with Miami. The teams are facing each other for the first time since Dwyane Wade ended his storied career by getting a triple-double in Miami's 113-94 loss in Brooklyn on April 10.

Cover The Spread 365 Bets:

Miami Heat

Miami are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games.

Miami are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.

Miami are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against Brooklyn.

Miami are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 7 games.

Brooklyn are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Brooklyn's last 12 games against Miami.

Brooklyn are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games at home.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat

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