Who’s Playing

Miami @ Phoenix

Current Records: Miami 20-19; Phoenix 20-19

What to Know

The Miami Heat will hit the road for the fifth straight game as they head to Footprint Center at 10 p.m. ET Friday. These two teams are looking to take out their frustrations on one another after having lost close ones recently.

Miami was close but no cigar on Wednesday as they fell 112-109 to the Los Angeles Lakers. Center Bam Adebayo put forth a good effort for the losing side as he posted a double-double on 30 points and 13 boards in addition to three blocks. Adebayo’s night made it three games in a row in which he has scored at least 30 points.

Speaking of close games: the Phoenix Suns lost 90-88 to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday on a last-minute jumper from Cleveland’s power forward Evan Mobley with 0:04 remaining. The losing side was boosted by point guard Chris Paul, who had 25 points and eight assists.

Barring any buzzer beaters, the Heat are expected to win a tight contest. But bettors beware: they are only 8-17-2 against the spread when favored.

Miami got away with a 113-112 win in the teams’ previous meeting last November. Will they repeat their success, or does Phoenix have a better game plan this time around? We’ll find out soon enough.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Footprint Center — Phoenix, Arizona
  • TV: ESPN
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $24.00

Odds

The Heat are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Suns, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Miami have won nine out of their last 15 games against Phoenix.

  • Nov 14, 2022 – Miami 113 vs. Phoenix 112
  • Mar 09, 2022 – Phoenix 111 vs. Miami 90
  • Jan 08, 2022 – Miami 123 vs. Phoenix 100
  • Apr 13, 2021 – Phoenix 106 vs. Miami 86
  • Mar 23, 2021 – Phoenix 110 vs. Miami 100
  • Aug 08, 2020 – Phoenix 119 vs. Miami 112
  • Nov 07, 2019 – Miami 124 vs. Phoenix 108
  • Feb 25, 2019 – Phoenix 124 vs. Miami 121
  • Dec 07, 2018 – Miami 115 vs. Phoenix 98
  • Mar 05, 2018 – Miami 125 vs. Phoenix 103
  • Nov 08, 2017 – Miami 126 vs. Phoenix 115
  • Mar 21, 2017 – Miami 112 vs. Phoenix 97
  • Jan 03, 2017 – Phoenix 99 vs. Miami 90
  • Mar 03, 2016 – Miami 108 vs. Phoenix 92
  • Jan 08, 2016 – Miami 103 vs. Phoenix 95

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