Friday, October 28, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Friday, October 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.5.
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The Hornets had an overall record of 48-34 and a road record of 18-23 last season. They were 3rd in the Southeast Division. They had a point differential of 2.7 as they averaged 103.4 points per game while giving up 100.7 per contest. Charlotte was 8-8 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 33-19. They were 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Heat had an overall record of 48-34 and a home record of 28-13 last year. They were 1st in the Southeast Division. They averaged 100 points per game and surrendered 98.4, good for a point differential of 1.6. Miami had a division record of 10-6 and a conference record of 31-21. In their last 10 games they were 6-4.
Kemba Walker averaged 20.9 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night last season for the Hornets. He pulled down 4.4 rebounds per game and dished out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 43% while his free throw percentage finished at 85%. Nicolas Batum averaged 14.9 points per game in 35 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 5.8 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage was 43% for the year while his free throw percentage was 85%.
Goran Dragic averaged 14.1 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest last year for the Heat. He grabbed 3.8 rebounds per game and had 5.8 assists per contest for the year. His field goal percentage was 48% and his free throw percentage finished at 73%. Hassan Whiteside averaged 14.2 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averaged 11.8 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 61% and his free throw percentage was 65%.
Charlotte averaged 102.4 points per contest last season which ranked them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 1.8 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team which had them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shot 36% which was good for 8th in the league. They averaged 51.7 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranked them 16th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 1st with 12.3 per game. The Hornets allowed 100.6 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 9th in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 52.5 rebounds a game which ranked 16th and they gave up 22.9 assists per contest which put them in 21st place in the league. They forced 13.3 turnovers per game which ranked them 22nd in the league.
Miami averaged 99.6 points per game last year which ranked them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin was 1.9 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team which had them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 34% which was good for 24th in the NBA. They averaged 52 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per contest which ranked them 14th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat ranked 14th with 13.9 per game. The Heat allowed 97.7 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 3rd in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 49.3 rebounds a game which ranked 6th and they gave up 19.3 assists per contest which put them in 2nd place in the league. The Heat forced 12.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 28th in the NBA.
The Hornets averaged 100.3 points per game on the road last season and they scored 84.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of -2.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was -12.7 per contest. The Hornets had an offensive rating of 107.1 and a defensive rating of 104.3 last season. In terms of pace they averaged 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 50%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Charlotte turned the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they forced 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 50%.
The Heat scored 103.2 ppg at home and they averaged 94.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They had an average scoring differential of -7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of 6.5 points per game. The Heat rating on offense was 106.1 and they had a defensive rating of 104.4. They got 93.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempted 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. Miami turned the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 49%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets were 42-38-2 against the spread last year
The Charlotte Hornets were 40-40-2 against the over/under last year
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat were 43-38-1 against the spread last year
The Miami Heat were 34-48-0 against the over/under last year
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
10/27/16 G Brian Roberts Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Miami
10/27/16 C Frank Kaminsky Foot "?" Friday vs. Miami
Miami Heat Injuries
10/27/16 G Josh Richardson Knee "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
10/27/16 G Wayne Ellington Quad "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
10/22/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte
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