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Tuesday NBA basketball betting actions sees the Miami Heat doing battle with the Phoenix Suns down in Phoenix, Arizona. Cappers Picks provides free NBA basketball handicapping tips all season long.

Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat head down to Arizona looking to end their current four game losing skid.

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Miami Heat (9-11) vs. Phoenix Suns (12-9)
Tuesday, Dec 9
9:00 PM ET
US Airways Center
NBA Basketball Odds: Phoenix -5
NBA Basketball O/U: 202.5
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The Suns will be coming home to play the 2nd leg of their back-to-back.


For the first time this season, the Miami Heat find themselves in the midst of an absolute struggle. Allowing over 100 points in four straight losses, the Heat will look to put an end to their skid when they continue this five game road trip.

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Coming into this season the Miami Heat fans and players new somebody else would have to step up besides Dwayne Wade. Wade has been a one man show leading the way in scoring in Miami’s last 3 losses. Wade has scored 25 plus points in 3 straight, but the Heat have lost all 3 games by double digits.

A main reason the Heat have seen opponents score north of 100 points in four straight comes from defending the 3 point arc. Miami Heat opponents are shooting 53.4 percent from behind the arc. In all, teams are shooting 55.9 percent from the field during the last four games against the Heat. With the defense struggling to step up, Miami has seen their total points against go up to 98.7 (10th).

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While the Heat have dropped three straight on the road, they are still 5-5 overall away from Miami.


The Suns knew what they were up against coming into this season. Competing with the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers was going to be a difficult challenge. While the Suns find themselves above .500 at 12-9, they still sit in 3rd place in the NBA Pacific Division 6 games off the pace of 17-2 Golden State. Even though it’s early in the season, Phoenix cannot afford to fall much further back if they hope to compete in the division.

Playing in back-to-backs this season have not been a concern for the Suns. Winning the 2nd leg of their back-to-backs 3 straight times, the Suns find themselves with a 4-1 record overall in 2nd legs. The key to their success has been being one of the best offensive teams thus far. The Suns rank 5th overall with 105.2 points a game.

The Suns currently have 5 players averaging double figures this season, led by Goran Dragic who is scoring 16.0 points a game.

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Inside the US Airways Center, the Suns are currently 6-4 S.U. and 6-4 ATS.

NBA Basketball Trends:

  • Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
  • Suns are 29-11-1 ATS in their last 41 games following a ATS loss.
  • Heat are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games.
  • Heat are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Pacific.

Free 4* NBA Basketball Pick: Over 202.5

First off, the Suns have had no problem scoring when it comes to the 2nd leg of their back-to-backs. With the Miami Heat defense struggling, they know they’ll have to push the ball with some pace to keep up with the Suns.

Phoenix 109, Miami 100

Look a fast paced, up and down game with the both teams scoring in the 100s.

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By Tony M

Tony is new to Cappers Picks and has been betting on sports since the first day he turned 18. He is a 22 year old Cleveland native who lives and breathes Indians baseball. His dream is to be part of a championship celebration at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.