Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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The Miami Heat travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 43-30 and a road record of 18-17. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 99.6 points per game while giving up 98.2 per contest. Miami is 9-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 27-19. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Lakers have an overall record of 15-59 and a home record of 10-27. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 97.6 points per game and surrendering 107, good for a point differential of -9.3. Los Angeles has a division record of 2-12 and a conference record of 7-39. In their last 10 games they are 2-8.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4.1 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 79%. Goran Dragic averages 13.8 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Kobe Bryant averages 16.9 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Miami averages 99.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.2 per game. The Heat allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 97.6 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 11th with 13.7 per game. The Lakers allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Lakers force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Heat average 96.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.7 per contest. The Heat have an offensive rating of 105.7 and a defensive rating of 104.1. In terms of pace they average 93.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Lakers score 96.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 89.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -24 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -6.6 points per game. The Lakers rating on offense is 102 and they have a defensive rating of 111.8. They get 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 46%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 39-33-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 31-42-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 32-41-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 34-40-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
03/29/16 G Goran Dragic Illness "?" Wednesday vs. LA Lakers
02/17/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/29/16 F Nick Young Illness "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
03/05/16 F Anthony Brown Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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