Sunday, January 17, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Miami Heat travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, January 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 23-17 and a road record of 8-9. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 97 points per game while giving up 95.4 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 29-12 and a home record of 19-5. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.8 points per game and surrendering 100.6, good for a point differential of 8.2.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Chris Bosh averages 19 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Russell Westbrook averages 24.4 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 9.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kevin Durant averages 26.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Miami averages 97 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14 per game. The Heat allow 95.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 108.8 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 55.4 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 25th with 15.5 per game. The Thunder allow 100.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 20-19-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 14-26-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 17-24-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 16-25-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
12/28/15 F Josh McRoberts Knee out indefinitely
01/16/16 G Dwyane Wade Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
01/15/16 F Chris Andersen Knee expected to miss Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
01/13/16 G Goran Dragic Calf out indefinitely
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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