Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Miami Heat travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 40-29 and a road record of 17-16. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 99.3 points per game while giving up 97.9 per contest. Miami is 8-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 25-19. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Pelicans have an overall record of 26-43 and a home record of 18-16. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 106.4, good for a point differential of -3.1. New Orleans has a division record of 4-11 and a conference record of 18-29. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 19 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 79%. Goran Dragic averages 13.7 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Jrue Holiday averages 16.6 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Ryan Anderson averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Miami averages 99.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 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 52 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Heat allow 97.9 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 12th 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 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
New Orleans averages 103.3 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 5th with 13.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Heat average 96.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 117.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.7 per contest. The Heat have an offensive rating of 105.3 and a defensive rating of 103.9. 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 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 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Pelicans score 106.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 114.7 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 0.4 points per game. The Pelicans rating on offense is 105.8 and they have a defensive rating of 109. They get 97.1 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 28% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 36-32-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 29-40-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 29-40-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 37-30-2 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
03/21/16 G Goran Dragic Back probable Tuesday vs. New Orleans
02/17/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/21/16 PG Norris Cole Back "?" Tuesday vs. Miami
03/21/16 F Ryan Anderson Groin "?" Tuesday vs. Miami
03/20/16 F Anthony Davis Knee out for season
03/10/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out for season
02/25/16 G Bryce Dejean-Jones Wrist out for season
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans
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