Friday, February 5, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Miami Heat travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, February 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 28-22 and a road record of 12-13. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 96 points per game while giving up 95.8 per contest. Miami is 5-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 15-15. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Hornets have an overall record of 24-25 and a home record of 17-8. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.7 points per game and surrendering 101.2, good for a point differential of 0.4. Charlotte has a division record of 4-5 and a conference record of 14-12. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Chris Bosh averages 19.1 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Kemba Walker averages 20.2 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Miami averages 96 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.3 per game. The Heat allow 95.8 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 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Charlotte averages 101.7 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 3rd with 13 per game. The Hornets allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Heat average 93.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.7 per contest. The Heat have an offensive rating of 103.2 and a defensive rating of 103.1. In terms of pace they average 92.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 24% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Hornets score 103.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 99.3 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 5.1 points per game. The Hornets rating on offense is 105 and they have a defensive rating of 104.6. They get 95.4 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 35% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 25-24-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 17-33-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 24-24-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 22-26-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
01/19/16 F Chris Andersen Knee out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/30/15 C Al Jefferson Knee out indefinitely
02/04/16 PG Kemba Walker Knee "?" Friday vs. Miami
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte
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