Friday, January 15, 2016
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The Miami Heat travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, January 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 197.5.
The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 22-17 and a road record of 7-9. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 96.9 points per game while giving up 95.5 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 15-24 and a home record of 7-11. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 98.6 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of -4.3.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 18.4 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 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Chris Bosh averages 18.9 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 18.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Will Barton averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Miami averages 96.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14 per game. The Heat allow 95.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Denver averages 98.6 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 16th with 14.7 per game. The Nuggets allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Nuggets force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 19-19-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 13-26-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 18-19-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 20-18-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
12/28/15 F Josh McRoberts Knee out indefinitely
01/13/16 G Goran Dragic Calf expected to miss next 3 games
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
01/14/16 F J.J. Hickson Dental/Mouth "?" Friday vs. Miami
01/14/16 C Jusuf Nurkic Ankle injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Miami
Guy's Pick: Take Denver
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