Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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The Miami Heat travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 5-12. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.2 as they are averaging 96.1 points per game while giving up 98.2 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 7-10. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.0 points per game and surrendering 108.9, good for a point differential of -1.9.
Hassan Whiteside comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 15.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 55%. Justise Winslow averages 11.6 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 33% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 16.8 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Emmanuel Mudiay averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Miami averages 96.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 54.9 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Heat allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 19.4 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Denver averages 107 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 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 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 60.3 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 25th with 16 per game. The Nuggets allow 108.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Nuggets force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 101.6 and a defensive rating of 103.9. 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 50% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 12.4 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 Nuggets rating on offense is 105.8 and they have a defensive rating of 107.7. They get 99.3 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. Denver turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 7-10-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 8-9-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 11-6-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 12-5-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
11/28/16 G Dion Waiters Groin "?"
11/28/16 F Justise Winslow Wrist "?"
11/28/16 G Tyler Johnson Teeth "?"
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/27/16 F Danilo Gallinari Thigh "?"
11/27/16 G Mike Miller Personal "?"
11/27/16 F Will Barton Ankle "?"
11/15/16 G Gary Harris Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Denver -5.5
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