Monday, March 14, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Denver Nuggets travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Monday, March 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 28-38 and a road record of 12-19. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 104.2 per contest. Denver is 4-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 15-27. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Heat have an overall record of 38-28 and a home record of 21-12. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 98.5 points per game and surrendering 97.4, good for a point differential of 1.1. Miami has a division record of 8-4 and a conference record of 24-18. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Kenneth Faried comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is currently at 60%. Gary Harris averages 11.8 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Dwyane Wade averages 19.1 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Goran Dragic averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Denver averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.7 per game. The Nuggets allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Miami averages 98.5 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Heat allow 97.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Heat force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Nuggets average 99.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 114 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 16.7 per contest. The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 107.7. In terms of pace they average 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Heat score 100.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 110 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.8 points per game. The Heat rating on offense is 104.5 and they have a defensive rating of 103.3. They get 93.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. 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 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 36-27-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 37-27-2 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 35-30-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 26-40-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
03/13/16 F Joffrey Lauvergne Head injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Miami
02/28/16 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
03/13/16 G Dwyane Wade Thigh "?" Monday vs. Denver
02/17/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Denver
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