New Orleans Pelicans vs. Heat: Odds, predictions and best fantasy bets

Brandon Ingram #14 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Brandon Ingram #14 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The New Orleans Pelicans will look to get back in the win column in another tough road matchup vs. the Miami Heat.

The Pels are coming off a disappointing loss to the Wizards in which they blew a 19-point lead and reverted back to some bad habits in clutch time.

The Pels couldn’t buy a bucket down the stretch and blew a very winnable game. The Heat are trying for their third in a row, though it looks as though they could be very shorthanded.

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Markieff Morris has definitely been ruled out for tonight’s game and Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Marcus Garrett and Dewayne Dedmon are all questionable with injuries.

Other than Zion Williamson, the New Orleans Pelicans will be at full strength and will look to steal one on the road against Miami.

Here are the odds, some predictions and the best fantasy bets for the Pelicans vs. Heat.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Miami Heat: Odds, spread and over/under

According to WynnBET, the New Orleans Pelicans (2-13) are 8.5 point underdogs on the road against the Miami Heat (9-5) even though the Heat could be missing several of their best players.

The money lines are set at +320 for the Pelicans and -400 for the Heat, so the books definitely think this one is in the bag for Miami. If Butler and Adebayo are out, there is some value here and I’d consider just betting the Pelicans to win outright.

The Pelicans have struggled in the second halves of games this season, but if they can clean up their 3rd quarter, they could get this one in Miami.

The over/under is set at 217, which seems high given the Pelicans’ lack of offense, Miami’s stout defense and the number of potential injuries.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Miami Heat: Best fantasy bets

If Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo are out then Brandon Ingram and Jonas Valanciunas are strong plays against the Heat. I like JV either way, as he has been a double-double machine this season and the Heat will potentially be missing two centers.

If both Adebayo and Dedmon are ruled out then the easy daily fantasy bet is to take Jonas Valanciunas, sit back and collect your money.

I also like Nickeil Alexander-Walker as a low-cost option, as he is coming off a quiet game and will want to show out against fellow 2019 NBA Draft pick Tyler Herro.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Miami Heat: How to watch

This game will be televised on Bally Sports New Orleans and you can catch it on the radio at ESPN 100.3. Don’t forget that the game starts early tonight at 6:30 PM CT.

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