Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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The Miami Heat travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 7-13. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.8 as they are averaging 97.1 points per game while giving up 98.8 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 10-12. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.1 points per game and surrendering 102.3, good for a point differential of -2.1.
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Goran Dragic comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Hassan Whiteside averages 17.8 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 14.9 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Paul Millsap averages 16.5 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Dennis Schroder averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Miami averages 97.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 54.9 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 12.8 per game. The Heat allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Atlanta averages 100.1 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 29th with 17.1 per game. The Hawks allow 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Hawks force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 102.9 and a defensive rating of 104.7. In terms of pace they average 93.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 101.1 and they have a defensive rating of 103.2. They get 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 15.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 9-11-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 9-11-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 10-12-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 8-14-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
12/05/16 F James Johnson Shoulder expected to miss Tuesday vs. New York
12/05/16 G Josh Richardson Ankle doubtful Tuesday vs. New York
12/05/16 F Justise Winslow Wrist is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. New York
12/05/16 F Luke Babbitt Hip doubtful Tuesday vs. New York
11/30/16 G Dion Waiters Groin expected to miss 2-4 weeks
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta -6.5
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