Friday, January 29, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Miami Heat travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, January 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 25-21 and a road record of 10-12. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 95.5 points per game while giving up 95.6 per contest. Miami is 4-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 13-15. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Bucks have an overall record of 20-27 and a home record of 13-7. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.3 points per game and surrendering 103, good for a point differential of -4.6. Milwaukee has a division record of 4-4 and a conference record of 14-15. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 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%.
Khris Middleton averages 17.9 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Miami averages 95.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 50 rebounds per game and 20 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.2 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 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 98.3 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 23rd with 15.1 per game. The Bucks allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Bucks force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Heat average 92.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 90.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.7 per contest. The Heat have an offensive rating of 103 and a defensive rating of 103.1. In terms of pace they average 92.1 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 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Bucks score 101.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 101.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0 points per game. The Bucks rating on offense is 104.2 and they have a defensive rating of 109.1. They get 93.7 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 19% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 14.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 22-23-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 15-31-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 25-22-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 26-20-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
01/28/16 G Goran Dragic Calf "?" Friday vs. Milwaukee
01/28/16 C Hassan Whiteside Back "?" Friday vs. Milwaukee
01/26/16 F Josh McRoberts Knee out indefinitely
01/19/16 F Chris Andersen Knee out indefinitely
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
01/27/16 F John Henson Back expected to miss Thursday vs. Memphis
01/27/16 G O.J. Mayo Hamstring is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. Memphis
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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