Friday, April 1, 2016
Sleep Train Arena
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The Miami Heat travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Friday, April 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 214.
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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 Kings have an overall record of 30-45 and a home record of 17-20. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.9 points per game and surrendering 109, good for a point differential of -2.1. Sacramento has a division record of 7-8 and a conference record of 16-30. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
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%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 27 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 11.6 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Rudy Gay averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
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 9th and 11th 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.
Sacramento averages 106.9 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 28th with 16.2 per game. The Kings allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Kings force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th 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 Kings score 108 ppg at home and they have averaged 115.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 6.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.2 points per game. The Kings rating on offense is 106.1 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 100.1 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 26% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 14.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
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
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 34-39-2 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 37-36-2 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
Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/31/16 C DeMarcus Cousins Suspension expected to miss Friday vs. Miami
03/31/16 G Marco Belinelli Foot "?" Friday vs. Miami
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento
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