Adebayo, Heat to host Ingram and the Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans (42-27, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (38-31, seventh in the Eastern Conference)

Miami; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Heat -3.5; over/under is 204.5

BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans heads to Miami for a non-conference matchup.

The Heat are 17-15 on their home court. Miami has a 19-21 record against opponents over .500.

The Pelicans have gone 22-14 away from home. New Orleans ranks seventh in the Western Conference with 27.2 assists per game led by Brandon Ingram averaging 5.8.

The Heat average 12.2 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.2 fewer makes per game than the Pelicans allow (13.4). The Pelicans are shooting 48.9% from the field, 2.0% higher than the 46.9% the Heat's opponents have shot this season.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Heat won the last matchup 106-95 on Feb. 24, with Bam Adebayo scoring 24 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Adebayo is scoring 19.9 points per game with 10.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists for the Heat. Terry Rozier is averaging 18.1 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 44.9% over the last 10 games.

Ingram is scoring 20.9 points per game and averaging 5.1 rebounds for the Pelicans. Trey Murphy III is averaging 3.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 5-5, averaging 105.8 points, 42.6 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 7.6 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.9 points per game.

Pelicans: 7-3, averaging 114.4 points, 44.3 rebounds, 28.2 assists, 7.6 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 50.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.0 points.

INJURIES: Heat: Duncan Robinson: out (back), Josh Richardson: out for season (shoulder), Tyler Herro: out (foot), Bam Adebayo: day to day (back), Kevin Love: out (heel).

Pelicans: Matt Ryan: out (illness), Brandon Ingram: day to day (knee), Dyson Daniels: out (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.