Thursday, November 17, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Thursday, November 17, 2016. The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 5-4. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 103.9 points per game while giving up 102.0 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 2-8. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 94.4 points per game and surrendering 97.5, good for a point differential of -3.1.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Jabari Parker averages 19.1 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Justise Winslow averages 11.6 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Hassan Whiteside averages 18.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.9 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Milwaukee averages 103.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15.7 per game. The Bucks allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Miami averages 94.4 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 16th with 14.4 per game. The Heat allow 97.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 18.2 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Heat force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 106.6 and a defensive rating of 104.7. In terms of pace they average 96.3 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 28% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Heat rating on offense is 98.6 and they have a defensive rating of 101.9. They get 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 46%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 4-5-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 6-2-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 4-6-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 4-6-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/22/16 F Khris Middleton Hamstring out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
11/16/16 PG Goran Dragic Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Milwaukee
11/16/16 F Justise Winslow Wrist "?" Thursday vs. Milwaukee
11/10/16 G Wayne Ellington Quad out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -3.5
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