Monday, December 28, 2015
American Airlines Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Monday, December 28, 2015. The opening line for this game has Miami as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 195.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 8-22 and a road record of 2-12. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.7 as they are averaging 96.7 points per game while giving up 103.4 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 18-11 and a home record of 13-6. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 96.9 points per game and surrendering 94.8, good for a point differential of 2.1.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Jarrett Jack averages 13.3 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.7 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Chris Bosh averages 18.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Brooklyn averages 96.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.2 per game. The Nets allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Miami averages 96.9 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 6th with 13.9 per game. The Heat allow 94.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Heat force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 17-13-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 13-16-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 14-14-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 9-20-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/15 F Josh McRoberts Knee doubtful Monday vs. Brooklyn
12/27/15 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder "?" Monday vs. Brooklyn
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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