Friday, January 8, 2016
US Airways Center
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The Miami Heat travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Friday, January 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 21-14 and a road record of 6-6. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 97.2 points per game while giving up 94.7 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 13-25 and a home record of 9-10. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per game and surrendering 106.2, good for a point differential of -3.4.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Chris Bosh averages 19.2 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 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 81%.
Brandon Knight averages 19.6 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Markieff Morris averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Miami averages 97.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.7 per game. The Heat allow 94.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Phoenix averages 102.8 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 27th with 16.6 per game. The Suns allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Suns force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 17-17-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 11-24-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 16-22-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 20-18-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
12/28/15 F Josh McRoberts Knee out indefinitely
01/07/16 C Hassan Whiteside Knee probable Friday vs. Phoenix
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
01/07/16 F P.J. Tucker Knee injured last game, probable Friday vs. Miami
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix
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