Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Miami Heat travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. The opening line for this game has Miami as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 193.5.
The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 12-7 and a road record of 2-3. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.5 as they are averaging 96.8 points per game while giving up 93.3 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 12-8 and a home record of 9-3. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 98.8, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 19.1 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 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Chris Bosh averages 17.4 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Kemba Walker averages 17.4 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Nicolas Batum averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Miami averages 96.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.2 per game. The Heat allow 93.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 18.7 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Charlotte averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 1st with 12.4 per game. The Hornets allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Hornets force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 9-10-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 4-15-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 11-8-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 9-10-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
12/07/15 F Luol Deng Hamstring "?" Wednesday vs. Charlotte
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/01/15 C Al Jefferson Calf expected to miss 2-3 weeks
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte
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