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Miami Heat

Miami Heat Statistics Overview

The Miami Heat entered the NBA in 1988 and plays their home games at the American Airlines Arena. Miami are a member of the Eastern Conference and the Southeast division. The Heat has won the NBA Championship on three occasions as well as claiming five Eastern Conference titles and eleven Southeast division titles. The franchise has qualified for the playoffs on eighteen occasions and has an overall record of 1085-999. Their biggest rivals are the Boston Celtics.

Conference: Eastern
Division: Southeast
Established: 1988
Arena: American Airlines Arena
NBA Championships: 3 (2006, 2012, 2013)
Conference Titles: 5 (2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Division Titles: 11 (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Playoff Appearances: 18 (1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Overall Record: 1085-999
Biggest Rivals: Boston Celtics
Head Coach: Erik Spoelstra
General Manager: Pat Riley
Legenday Players: Dwayne Wade, Udonis Haslem, Glen Rice

Last Four NBA Seasons

2013-14: 54-28
2012-13: 66-16
2011-12: 46-20
2010-11: 58-24

2014/2015 Miami Heat Betting Odds

To Win the NBA Championship: +400
To Win the Western Conference: -

2013/2014 Betting Statistics

Against the spread: 48-51-3
Over vs Under: 56-45

Miami Heat Betting History

The Miami Heat start as favorites in almost every game that they play, so it's difficult for them to beat the spread. Considering this, they still do relatively well. In 2013/14 their winning percentage against the spread was just short at 48.48%. Betting on the over option in the Over/Under points betting market was a very profitable gambling option in Miami Heat games during the 2013/14 NBA schedule. They did better in 55.4% of the games versus under results which were 44.6%.

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2012/2013 Miami Heat Roster


NO.
Name
POS
Age
HT
WT
College
2012/2013 Salary
34
Ray Allen
SG
37
6-5
205
Connecticut
$3,090,000
50
Joel Anthony
C
30
6-9
245
UNLV
$3,750,000
31
Shane Battier
SF
34
6-8
225
Duke
$3,135,000
1
Chris Bosh
C
28
6-11
235
Georgia Tech
$17,545,000
15
Mario Chalmers
PG
26
6-2
190
Kansas
$4,000,000
30
Norris Cole
PG
24
6-2
175
Cleveland State
$1,082,520
55
Josh Harrellson
C
23
6-10
275
Kentucky
$762,195
14
Terrel Harris
SG
25
6-4
190
Oklahoma State
$762,195
40
Udonis Haslem
PF
32
6-8
235
Florida
$4,060,000
6
LeBron James
SF
27
6-8
250
-
$17,545,000
22
James Jones
SF
32
6-8
215
Miami (FL)
$1,500,000
9
Rashard Lewis
PF
33
6-10
230
-
$1,352,181
13
Mike Miller
SF
32
6-8
210
Florida
$5,800,000

Homepage: http://www.nba.com/heat/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_Heat

2014/2015 Miami Heat Schedule

The Miami Heat's 82-game 2014-15 schedule consists of 41 home dates, all at AmericanAirlines Arena, and 41 road contests. Miami kicks off its 27th season when it hosts the Washington Wizards on October 29. The schedule features several exciting match-ups, including a pair of NBA Finals rematches against the San Antonio Spurs on February 6 at San Antonio and March 31 in Miami. For the 10th time in the last 11 years, the Heat will play on Christmas Day as they play host to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Lebron James for the first time since he left. The Miami Heat are one of the most popular teams in the NBA and Miami Heat tickets are extremely popular.

Miami Heat History

The Miami Heat entered the NBA in 1988 as an expansion franchise. The Heat quickly became a playoff contender and has been one of the best franchises in the league. Since 1998 they have qualified for the playoffs in eighteen seasons and have won the Southeast Division on eleven occasions. The Heat became a leading contender when they drafted Dwayne Wade in 2003 and acquired Shaquille O'Neal from the Lakers. The pair led the Heat to the NBA Conference finals in 2005 and their first NBA Championship in 2006. The franchise were still regular playoff qualifiers in the late 2000s but were unable to repeat their 2006 heroics. The Heat added Lebron James and Chris Bosh to their roster in 2010 and now has one of the most star-studded rosters in NBA history. The star trio led the Miami Heat to the NBA Championship in 2012 and 2013 and is expected to dominate the Eastern Conference for a number of years.

Miami Heat Star Player: Lebron James

Lebron James is the best player in the NBA and is already considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Lebron James was selected with the number 1 draft pick in the 2003 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. James led the Cavaliers to great success but was unable to win a NBA Championship. James' contract at the Cavaliers expired at the end of the 2009/2010 NBA schedule and he made the controversial decision to sign with the Miami Heat. James has taken his game to another level at the Miami Heat and along with Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade led the Heat to the 2012 & 2013 NBA Championships. James is a four time NBA MVP and has been selected as an NBA All-Star every year since joining the league. Lebron may leave Miami before the new season due to free agency, but for the Heat's sake he will hopefully re-sign.

Miami Heat Star From the Past: Glen Rice

Glen Rice was selected with the fourth overall pick of the 1989 NBA draft by the Miami Heat after an extremely successful NCAA College Basketball career. Rice had an average rookie season but quickly improved and became the franchise player for the Miami Heat as well as their first superstar. Rice led the Heat to their first playoff appearance in 1992 but was unable to lead the franchise to a playoff series victory. Rice was traded to the Charlotte Hornets in 1995 and went on to play for several other NBA franchise before retiring in 2004.

Miami Heat Head Coach: Erik Spoelstra

Erik Spoelstra became head coach of the Miami Heat in 2008 after working for the side as a scout and an assistant coach for a number of years. The hiring of Spoelstra was a landmark moment for the NBA as he became the first Asian American head coach in the history of the four major American professional sporting leagues. Spoelstra has had great success at the Miami Heat leading the side to six playoff appearances and two NBA Championships. He had the tough job of developing a game plan that was able to fit superstars Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh into the same rotation. After leading the Heat to the 2014 NBA Finals, Spoelstra became the third coach to lead his team to four straight Finals. Spoelstra is one of the best young coaches in the NBA and has proven to be a successful long-term Miami Heat head coach.

Miami Heat Schedule - NBA 2014/15

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