Wednesday, March 9, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Miami Heat travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.5.
The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 37-26 and a road record of 16-14. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1 as they are averaging 98 points per game while giving up 96.9 per contest. Miami is 8-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-16. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Bucks have an overall record of 26-38 and a home record of 18-12. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 99.2 points per game and surrendering 103.2, good for a point differential of -4.1. Milwaukee has a division record of 4-7 and a conference record of 17-21. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 30.6 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 78%. Goran Dragic averages 13.5 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Khris Middleton averages 18.5 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Miami averages 98 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.3 per game. The Heat allow 96.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 99.2 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 25th with 15.4 per game. The Bucks allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bucks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Heat average 94.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.3 per contest. The Heat have an offensive rating of 104.1 and a defensive rating of 103. In terms of pace they average 93.5 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 22% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Bucks score 102.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 100.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.2 points per game. The Bucks rating on offense is 104.1 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 94.5 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 14.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 34-28-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 23-40-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 32-31-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 33-30-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
02/24/16 G Beno Udrih Foot out for season
02/17/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
03/07/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Hip out for season
02/29/16 F Steve Novak MCL out for season
02/04/16 F John Henson Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Miami
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