Wednesday, December 16, 2015
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The Miami Heat travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. The opening line for this game has Miami as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 191.5.
The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 14-9 and a road record of 3-5. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 95.8 points per game while giving up 93.6 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 7-17 and a home record of 6-6. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 96 points per game and surrendering 102.6, good for a point differential of -6.7.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 18 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Chris Bosh averages 17.7 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Brook Lopez averages 19 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jarrett Jack averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Miami averages 95.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.6 per game. The Heat allow 93.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 19.7 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 96 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 23rd with 15.8 per game. The Nets allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Nets force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 10-12-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 5-18-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 14-10-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 9-14-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
12/15/15 G Goran Dragic Teeth probable Wednesday vs. Brooklyn
12/14/15 F Josh McRoberts Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Brooklyn
12/14/15 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder "?" Wednesday vs. Brooklyn
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
10/28/15 F Willie Reed Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Miami
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