Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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The Miami Heat travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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 Rockets have an overall record of 25-25 and a home record of 15-12. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 105.1 points per game and surrendering 106.6, good for a point differential of -1.5. Houston has a division record of 6-6 and a conference record of 18-14. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
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%.
James Harden averages 27.9 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.8 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
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 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 50 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per game which ranks them 25th 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.
Houston averages 105.1 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 27th with 16.1 per game. The Rockets allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Rockets force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th 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 Rockets score 105.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 109.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -13.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.4 points per game. The Rockets rating on offense is 107.2 and they have a defensive rating of 108.7. They get 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 14.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
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
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 21-29-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 28-20-2 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 expected to miss Tuesday vs. Houston
01/19/16 F Chris Andersen Knee out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
01/12/16 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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