Friday, December 25, 2015
American Airlines Arena
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Friday, December 25, 2015. The opening line for this game has Miami as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 9-19 and a road record of 3-13. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.8 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 16-11 and a home record of 12-6. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 96.6 points per game and surrendering 94.9, good for a point differential of 1.8.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Ryan Anderson averages 17.3 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.5 points per game while playing 29.7 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 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
New Orleans averages 102.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.8 per game. The Pelicans allow 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Miami averages 96.6 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 50.6 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 14 per game. The Heat allow 94.9 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 4th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Heat force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 11-17-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 12-15-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 12-14-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 8-19-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/23/15 C Alexis Ajinca Calf "?" Friday vs. Miami
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
12/22/15 G Goran Dragic Wrist "?" Friday vs. New Orleans
12/22/15 F Josh McRoberts Knee "?" Friday vs. New Orleans
12/22/15 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder "?" Friday vs. New Orleans
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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