Thursday, December 1, 2016
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The Miami Heat travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Thursday, December 1, 2016. The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 5-12. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.2 as they are averaging 96.1 points per game while giving up 98.2 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 11-8. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 98.7 points per game and surrendering 93.8, good for a point differential of 4.9.
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Hassan Whiteside comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 15.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 55%. Justise Winslow averages 11.6 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 33% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Rudy Gobert averages 11.1 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 11.1 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage currently is at 66%. Gordon Hayward averages 21.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Miami averages 96.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 54.9 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Heat allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 19.4 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Utah averages 98.7 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 4th with 12.5 per game. The Jazz allow 93.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.1 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 18.2 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 101.6 and a defensive rating of 103.9. In terms of pace they average 93.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 107.9 and they have a defensive rating of 102.6. They get 91.4 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 33% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 12.4 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 47%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 7-10-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 8-9-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 10-9-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 11-8-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
11/29/16 G Dion Waiters Groin is downgraded to expected to miss Wednesday vs. Denver
11/29/16 F Justise Winslow Wrist out indefinitely
11/29/16 G Tyler Johnson Teeth "?" Wednesday vs. Denver
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
Utah Jazz Injuries
11/30/16 G Rodney Hood Hamstring injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Miami
10/24/16 PG Alec Burks Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Utah -9
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