Miami Heat vs Dallas Mavericks: Odds, Keys And Players to Watch

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) dribbles as Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) defends( Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) dribbles as Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) defends( Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports) /

With just two more games before the All-Star break, the Miami Heat (37-20) are at home to take on the Dallas Mavericks (33-24) at 7:30 pm Eastern Time Tuesday evening. The Heat are riding a five-game winning streak and looking to keep the momentum, while also looking to hold on to first place in the Eastern Conference as well.

Players to Watch

Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry will continue to be the main focus for the Miami Heat offense. They will look to help their squad stay atop the Eastern Conference with their team play by finding the open man and knocking down shots when it matters the most.

Bam Adebayo, who put up 19 points and 14 rebounds against the Nets, should also continue to be a factor in this game. He is filling up the stat sheet over his past few games and continues to be a factor on both ends of the court.

He will be the main man down low for the Miami Heat in the paint and attack the rim as much as possible. Duncan Robinson is the last player to watch for against the Mavericks, as his play has been improving over this win streak.

Robinson seems to find the easy three-point shot when he can and is not afraid to lead the Heat in close game situations. Don’t be shocked if the Heat look to him more often in these next two games before the break.

The Miami Heat will look to keep their win streak alive with two games left before the All-Star break as they take on the Dallas Mavericks.

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Keys To The Game

1. Hold The Lead: Miami had a 21-point lead against the Brooklyn Nets at one point during the game, however, they would only win by a tally of 115-111. Miami will need to get the lead early against the Mavericks and hold it until the buzzer sounds.

2. Keep The Star In Check: Miami will also need to keep Luka Doncic in check during this game. He put up 51 and 45 points, respectively, in consecutive games against Los Angeles Clippers, his last two contests.

He will surely look to carry that performance over into this game against the Heat. He is enough to beat you and as evident by Kyrie Irving in their last victory, just one great player is capable of doing so.

3. Hit The Boards: Miami had a total of 52 rebounds against the Nets. The Heat will need to keep attacking the boards and make sure that they don’t allow any easy second-chance points for the Mavericks.

That’s how you put them down and away for good.

Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks Odds

Odds And Information Provided Courtesy Of WynnBET

Moneyline: MIA -135 DAL +112

Spread: MIA -2

Total: 208


The Miami Heat will need to keep the win streak going, as they are battling with multiple teams for first place in the Eastern Conference. They will need to have a near-perfect game against the Mavericks to keep the streak going though.

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Miami will walk away with this victory over Mavericks, 110-98. This and another one over Charlotte Thursday could send them into the All-Star break nicely and riding a streak.