Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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The Miami Heat travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 47-33 and a road record of 19-20. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 100.2 points per game while giving up 98.5 per contest. Miami is 10-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 30-20. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Celtics have an overall record of 47-34 and a home record of 27-13. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per game and surrendering 102.7, good for a point differential of 3.1. Boston has a division record of 10-6 and a conference record of 30-21. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Goran Dragic averages 14.1 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 22.2 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Avery Bradley averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Miami averages 100.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.1 per game. The Heat allow 98.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Boston averages 105.8 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 12th with 13.8 per game. The Celtics allow 102.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Celtics force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Heat average 97.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 111 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9 per contest. The Heat have an offensive rating of 106.2 and a defensive rating of 104.3. In terms of pace they average 93.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Celtics score 106.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 110.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.5 points per game. The Celtics rating on offense is 106.8 and they have a defensive rating of 103.6. They get 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 42-37-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 34-46-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 40-39-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 39-41-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
04/12/16 F Justise Winslow Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. Detroit
02/17/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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