Friday, November 4, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Miami Heat travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Friday, November 4, 2016. The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 2-2. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 98.8 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 3-1. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 97.5, good for a point differential of 7.0.
Goran Dragic comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Hassan Whiteside averages 19.8 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 13.8 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 52%.
Kyle Lowry averages 18.5 points per game while playing 37 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. DeMar DeRozan averages 36.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Miami averages 101.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 57.5 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 15.2 per game. The Heat allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 18 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Toronto averages 104.5 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 6th with 12.8 per game. The Raptors allow 97.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 18 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Raptors force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 103.4 and a defensive rating of 100.6. In terms of pace they average 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 110.2 and they have a defensive rating of 102.9. They get 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 3-1-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 3-1-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
11/03/16 G Josh Richardson Knee "?" Friday vs. Toronto
11/03/16 G Wayne Ellington Quad "?" Friday vs. Toronto
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/03/16 PG Kyle Lowry Eye probable Friday vs. Miami
10/22/16 PG Delon Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Jared Sullinger Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto
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