Monday, November 28, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Boston Celtics travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Monday, November 28, 2016. The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 9-7. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.6 as they are averaging 104.0 points per game while giving up 103.4 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 5-11. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 95.6 points per game and surrendering 97.4, good for a point differential of -1.8.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 26.1 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Al Horford averages 14.7 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Hassan Whiteside averages 16.8 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 14.9 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 56%. Justise Winslow averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Boston averages 104 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 12.8 per game. The Celtics allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.1 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Miami averages 95.6 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 55.1 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 12th with 13.6 per game. The Heat allow 97.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 19 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Heat force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 108.1 and a defensive rating of 107.5. In terms of pace they average 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Heat rating on offense is 101.3 and they have a defensive rating of 103.2. They get 93.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 9-7-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 4-12-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 7-9-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 7-9-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Miami Heat Injuries
11/27/16 PG Goran Dragic Elbow "?" Monday vs. Boston
11/27/16 F Justise Winslow Wrist is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs. Boston
11/27/16 F Willie Reed Knee "?" Monday vs. Boston
11/10/16 G Wayne Ellington Quad out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Miami +1.5
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