Wednesday, February 3, 2016
American Airlines Center
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Miami Heat travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, February 3, 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 27-21 and a road record of 11-12. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 95.9 points per game while giving up 95.6 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 Mavericks have an overall record of 28-23 and a home record of 15-8. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.6 points per game and surrendering 101, good for a point differential of -0.4. Dallas has a division record of 4-7 and a conference record of 18-13. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Chris Bosh averages 19.2 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.5 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Miami averages 95.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 50 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.4 per game. The Heat allow 95.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.7 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Dallas averages 100.6 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 3rd with 13 per game. The Mavericks allow 101 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Mavericks force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Heat average 92.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 104.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8.7 per contest. The Heat have an offensive rating of 103.2 and a defensive rating of 102.9. In terms of pace they average 92.3 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 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Mavericks score 102.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 93 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 4.4 points per game. The Mavericks rating on offense is 104.9 and they have a defensive rating of 105.4. They get 94.5 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 33% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 24-23-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 16-32-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 29-22-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 21-28-2 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
02/01/16 C Hassan Whiteside Oblique doubtful Tuesday vs. Houston
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
01/19/16 F Chris Andersen Knee out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/02/16 PG Deron Williams Hip "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
02/02/16 PG Devin Harris Toe "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
02/02/16 C Salah Mejri Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Expert Expert NBA Picks