Monday, December 14, 2015
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The Miami Heat travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, December 14, 2015. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 194.5.
The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 12-9 and a road record of 2-5. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 95.4 points per game while giving up 93.7 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 14-11 and a home record of 8-5. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.1 points per game and surrendering 99.7, good for a point differential of 0.4.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Chris Bosh averages 17.2 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Jeff Teague averages 15.9 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Paul Millsap averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Miami averages 95.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.6 per game. The Heat allow 93.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 19.3 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Atlanta averages 100.1 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 47.8 rebounds per game and 25 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 14th with 14.8 per game. The Hawks allow 99.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Hawks force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 9-12-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 4-17-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 11-13-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 10-15-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
12/12/15 F Josh McRoberts Knee "?" Sunday vs. Memphis
12/12/15 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Memphis
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/13/15 F Mike Scott Knee doubtful Monday vs. Miami
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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