The Miami Heat are trying to get back to .500 after struggling out of the gates this season, but face a tough foe in the Phoenix Suns, who are still third in a very tough Western Conference. Catch this game live at 8:30 AM Manila Time on Tuesday, November 15.

Away: Phoenix Suns (8-4, 2-3 Away)

Projected Starting Five:

  • PG: Chris Paul (day-to-day)
  • SG: Devin Booker
  • SF: Mikal Bridges
  • PF: Torrey Craig
  • C: DeAndre Ayton

Devin Booker will be the key to victory for the Suns, as he’s averaging 26.7 points, 5.6 assists and is shooting 38.4% from beyond the arc. That’s not much different from his averages against the Heat last season, where they split a pair of games with Booker scoring 24.5 points, six rebounds and six assist while shooting a blistering 58.3% on six three-point attempts. If Chris Paul doesn’t play, Booker will need to step up even more.

Mikal Bridges is their second-leading scorer so far with 15.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists a game, along with a steal and a block on the other end of the floor. He’ll have to bring that defensive pressure.

DeAndre Ayton will also have a tough cover in Bam Adebayo, and he’ll need to body him all game.

The Suns are 2-3-0 ATS away this season.


Home: Miami Heat (6-7, 5-4 Home)

Projected Starting Five:

  • PG: Kyle Lowry
  • SG: Max Strus
  • SF: Caleb Martin
  • PF: Jimmy Butler
  • C: Bam Adebayo

Tyler Herro is questionable for the game, and that’ll be a big loss for the Heat if he doesn’t suit up, considering that he’s averaging 19.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 10 games played so far.

Jimmy Butler’s having a solid season so far and in his last two games has averaged 27.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and eight assists along with 1.5 steals in his last two games – which have both been wins.

Bam Adebayo had 24 points, 15 rebounds and four assists in his last game, the win over the Charlotte Hornets, and he’ll need to have a performance like that to help the Heat to a victory.

Miami are 2-7-0 ATS at home this season.

Spread:  I think the Heat cover -1.5

Over/Under: I think the over 217.5 hits.