Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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The Miami Heat travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.5.
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The Heat had an overall record of 48-34 and a road record of 20-21 last season. They were 1st in the Southeast Division. They had a point differential of 1.6 as they averaged 100 points per game while giving up 98.4 per contest. Miami was 10-6 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 31-21. They were 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Magic had an overall record of 35-47 and a home record of 23-18 last year. They were 5th in the Southeast Division. They averaged 102.1 points per game and surrendered 103.7, good for a point differential of -1.6. Orlando had a division record of 4-12 and a conference record of 21-31. In their last 10 games they were 6-4.
Goran Dragic averaged 14.1 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night last season for the Heat. He pulled down 3.8 rebounds per game and dished out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 48% while his free throw percentage finished at 73%. Hassan Whiteside averaged 14.2 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 0.4 assists per contest and 11.8 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage was 61% for the year while his free throw percentage was 65%.
Nikola Vucevic averaged 18.2 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest last year for the Magic. He grabbed 8.9 rebounds per game and had 2.8 assists per contest for the year. His field goal percentage was 51% and his free throw percentage finished at 75%. Serge Ibaka averaged 12.6 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averaged 6.8 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 48% and his free throw percentage was 75%.
Miami averaged 99.6 points per contest last season which ranked them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 1.9 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team which had them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shot 34% which was good for 24th in the league. They averaged 52 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per game which ranked them 14th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 14th with 13.9 per game. The Heat allowed 97.7 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 3rd in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 49.3 rebounds a game which ranked 6th and they gave up 19.3 assists per contest which put them in 2nd place in the league. They forced 12.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 28th in the league.
Orlando averaged 102.1 points per game last year which ranked them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -1.6 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a team which had them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 15th in the NBA. They averaged 50.9 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per contest which ranked them 20th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic ranked 15th with 14.1 per game. The Magic allowed 103.7 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 18th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 52.5 rebounds a game which ranked 17th and they gave up 23.2 assists per contest which put them in 23rd place in the league. The Magic forced 15.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 11th in the NBA.
The Heat averaged 96 points per game on the road last season and they scored 94.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of -2.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was -7.7 per contest. The Heat had an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 104.4 last season. In terms of pace they averaged 93.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 51%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. Miami turned the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they forced 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 49%.
The Magic scored 104.5 ppg at home and they averaged 102 points per contest in their last 3 games. They had an average scoring differential of -9 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of 2.5 points per game. The Magic rating on offense was 105.1 and they had a defensive rating of 106.8. They got 96 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempted 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Orlando turned the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 51%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat were 43-38-1 against the spread last year
The Miami Heat were 34-48-0 against the over/under last year
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic were 45-36-1 against the spread last year
The Orlando Magic were 42-40-0 against the over/under last year
Miami Heat Injuries
10/25/16 G Wayne Ellington Quad doubtful Wednesday vs. Orlando
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
10/22/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Josh Richardson Knee expected to miss Wednesday vs. Orlando
10/22/16 G Rodney McGruder Finger "?" Wednesday vs. Orlando
Orlando Magic Injuries
10/22/16 C Bismack Biyombo Suspension expected to miss Wednesday vs. Miami
10/22/16 G Jodie Meeks Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Miami
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