Sunday, December 20, 2015
American Airlines Arena
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Sunday, December 20, 2015. The opening line for this game has Miami as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 194.5.
The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 11-17 and a road record of 5-11. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 101.3 points per game while giving up 102.1 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 15-10 and a home record of 11-5. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 96 points per game and surrendering 94.4, good for a point differential of 1.7.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 24.3 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.1 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.5 points per game while playing 29.8 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 80%. Chris Bosh averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Portland averages 101.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 54.4 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.5 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Miami averages 96 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 10th with 14.4 per game. The Heat allow 94.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.5 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 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 14-14-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 14-13-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 11-13-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 7-18-0 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Miami Heat Injuries
12/19/15 F Josh McRoberts Knee "?" Sunday vs. Portland
12/19/15 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Portland
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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