Tuesday, December 29, 2015
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The Miami Heat travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 18-11 and a road record of 5-5. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 96.9 points per game while giving up 94.8 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 17-16 and a home record of 10-6. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 96.4 points per game and surrendering 99.7, good for a point differential of -3.3.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Chris Bosh averages 18.2 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Marc Gasol averages 16.2 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Mike Conley averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Miami averages 96.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they 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 6th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Memphis averages 96.4 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 48.5 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 4th with 13.6 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
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
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 14-18-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 15-17-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
12/28/15 C Hassan Whiteside Illness "?" Monday vs. Brooklyn
12/27/15 F Josh McRoberts Knee doubtful Monday vs. Brooklyn
12/27/15 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder "?" Monday vs. Brooklyn
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/28/15 F Matt Barnes Suspension expected to miss 2 games
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out another 6-8 weeks
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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