Free NBA Picks and Odds: Sacramento Kings at Miami Heat Predictions – NBA Betting 2/22/11

NBA Free Picks and Odds: Sacramento Kings @ Miami Heat Expert Predictions – NBA Betting 2/22/11: Rookie DeMarcus Cousins will lead the Sacramento Kings on the road to American Airlines Arena to take on 2 time reigning MVP LeBron James and the smoking hot Miami Heat on Tuesday night at 7:30 PM ET as the teams get back to regular schedules after the All Star Break. The Kings lost 7 of 8 prior to the break and at 13-40 sit in 5th in the Pacific while the Heat won 10 of 11 prior to the break and at 41-15 are 1st in the Southeast and only trail the Boston Celtics by percentage points for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

After the Heat’s rough start the stars seem to have come into alignment. “We’re still learning each other,” James said. “Our record is really good and we’re excited about our record, but we understand, we’ve still got to continue to get better. Me and D-Wade were trying to, I guess, shoot less and make sacrifices and it was really hurting our team,” James said. “Until we turned the switch and said, ‘OK, we need to just be ourselves and let everyone else catch up to us on the team,’ it’s then we started winning basketball games. And we knew we were going to be all right then.” The odds makers at Bodog have the Miami Heat a -13 point favorite at home against the Sacramento Kings.

The Heat is coming off an easy 103-95 victory over the Toronto Raptors on the road to move to 27-28-1 ATS for the season. Dwayne Wade led the Heat with 28 points and 7 rebounds while LeBron poured in 23 points pulled down 13 boards and dished 8 dimes. Former Raptor Chris Bosh added 25 points and 6 rebounds. LeBron also had a triple double in the All Star Game making him only the second player to Michael Jordon to do so.

The Kings are coming off a loss 116-100 at the Dallas Mavericks moving them to 22-30-1 ATS for the season. Taylor led the scoring with 17 points while Cousins led a trio of players with 16 points while he pulled down 12 rebounds. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 9 games when playing on the road against Miami. Vegas odds makers have the over/under for the total score at 203 points combined of the Miami Heat and Sacramento Kings.

Recent Kings vs Heat NBA Betting Odds Trends:
Sacramento: Over is 7-2 in SAC last 9 Tue. games.
SAC are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Tue. games.

Miami: MIA are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 Tue. games.
Over is 14-6 in MIA last 20 overall.
Over is 7-3-1 in MIA last 11 home games.

Head to Head: SAC are 0-9 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Miami.
SAC are 2-18 ATS in the last 20 meetings.

Vegas NBA Betting Odds:
Favorite: Miami -13 Total: O/U 205.5(Morning Lines at Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas)

NSAwins Blog Writer Rich Fritz’s Sacramento Kings @ Miami Heat NBA Picks Tonight: Play Miami -13

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