Monday, November 30, 2015
American Airlines Arena
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The Boston Celtics travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Monday, November 30, 2015. The opening line for this game has Miami as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 9-7 and a road record of 3-3. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 102.5 points per game while giving up 96.9 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 10-5 and a home record of 8-2. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 96.3 points per game and surrendering 91.7, good for a point differential of 4.7.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Avery Bradley averages 15.4 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Dwyane Wade averages 17.1 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Chris Bosh averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 9 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Boston averages 102.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 16.3 per game. The Celtics allow 96.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 19.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Miami averages 96.3 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 6th with 13.8 per game. The Heat allow 91.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 18.7 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Heat force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 8-8-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 7-8-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 2-13-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
11/23/15 PG Marcus Smart Leg out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
11/29/15 F Amar'e Stoudemire Illness is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs. Boston
11/29/15 F Luol Deng Hamstring is downgraded to expected to miss Monday vs. Boston
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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