Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The Miami Heat travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 7-12. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.5 as they are averaging 97.4 points per game while giving up 98.8 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 10-10. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.8 points per game and surrendering 113.5, good for a point differential of -2.8.
Justise Winslow comes into this contest averaging 11.6 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 33% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Hassan Whiteside averages 17.3 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 14.8 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Damian Lillard averages 28.2 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 22.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Miami averages 97.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 54.6 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 12.7 per game. The Heat allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Portland averages 110.8 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 13th with 13.6 per game. The Blazers allow 113.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Blazers force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 103.2 and a defensive rating of 104.8. In terms of pace they average 93.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 110.6 and they have a defensive rating of 113.4. They get 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 9-10-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 9-10-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 7-13-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 14-6-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
12/02/16 F Derrick Williams Back "?" Saturday vs. Portland
12/02/16 PG Goran Dragic Ankle probable Saturday vs. Portland
12/02/16 G Josh Richardson Ankle expected to miss Saturday vs. Portland
12/02/16 F Luke Babbitt Hip injured last game, expected to miss Saturday vs. Portland
11/30/16 G Dion Waiters Groin expected to miss 2-4 weeks
11/29/16 F Justise Winslow Wrist out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
Portland Blazers Injuries
11/13/16 F Al-Farouq Aminu Calf out indefinitely
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -6.5
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