Monday, March 28, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Monday, March 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.5.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 21-51 and a road record of 7-27. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -6 as they are averaging 98.7 points per game while giving up 104.7 per contest. Brooklyn is 6-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 12-31. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Heat have an overall record of 42-30 and a home record of 24-13. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 99.5 points per game and surrendering 98.1, good for a point differential of 1.3. Miami has a division record of 9-5 and a conference record of 26-19. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Thaddeus Young averages 15 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 9.1 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Dwyane Wade averages 19 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Goran Dragic averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Brooklyn averages 98.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.8 per game. The Nets allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Miami averages 99.5 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 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 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 14th with 14.2 per game. The Heat allow 98.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Heat force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Nets average 98.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 108 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.7 per contest. The Nets have an offensive rating of 103.5 and a defensive rating of 109.8. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 21% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Heat score 102.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 103 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.4 points per game. The Heat rating on offense is 105.5 and they have a defensive rating of 104.1. They get 93.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 37-34-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 36-35-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 38-33-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 31-41-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Miami Heat Injuries
02/17/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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