Wednesday, February 24, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Golden State Warriors travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 216.
The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 50-5 and a road record of 26-5. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.5 as they are averaging 115 points per game while giving up 103.5 per contest. Golden State is 13-0 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 30-3. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Heat have an overall record of 32-24 and a home record of 18-11. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 96.8 points per game and surrendering 96.5, good for a point differential of 0.3. Miami has a division record of 8-4 and a conference record of 19-15. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 29.8 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Draymond Green averages 14.1 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.7 points per game while playing 30.4 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 77%. Goran Dragic averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Golden State averages 115 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 54.5 rebounds per game and 29.1 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.3 per game. The Warriors allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Miami averages 96.8 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Heat allow 96.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Heat force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Warriors average 115.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6.3 per contest. The Warriors have an offensive rating of 114.3 and a defensive rating of 102.9. In terms of pace they average 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Heat score 99.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 110 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 10.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.2 points per game. The Heat rating on offense is 103.3 and they have a defensive rating of 103. They get 93 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 23% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 30-22-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 31-24-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 29-26-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 20-36-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
02/23/16 F Anderson Varejao Acquired "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
02/18/16 F James Michael McAdoo Toe out indefinitely
02/06/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
02/23/16 F Luol Deng Finger probable Wednesday vs. Golden State
02/23/16 G Beno Udrih Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Golden State
02/17/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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