Saturday, April 2, 2016
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The Miami Heat travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, April 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Portland as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.5.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 43-31 and a road record of 18-18. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 99.6 points per game while giving up 98.2 per contest. Miami is 9-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 27-19. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 40-36 and a home record of 25-12. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.7 points per game and surrendering 103.9, good for a point differential of 0.7. Portland has a division record of 9-4 and a conference record of 26-21. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Goran Dragic averages 13.7 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Damian Lillard averages 25.2 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Miami averages 99.6 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 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.2 per game. The Heat allow 98.2 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 8th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Portland averages 104.7 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 17th with 14.6 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Heat average 96.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 106 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.7 per contest. The Heat have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 104.1. 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 55% 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 Trail Blazers score 107.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 109.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 7.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.5 points per game. The Trail Blazers rating on offense is 108.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107.6. They get 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 39-34-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 31-43-0 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 42-34-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 42-33-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
02/17/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
04/01/16 C Chris Kaman Illness "?" Saturday vs. Miami
03/25/16 C Meyers Leonard Shoulder out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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