Wednesday, January 6, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The New York Knicks travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 16-19 and a road record of 7-11. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 97.9 points per game while giving up 99.6 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 21-13 and a home record of 15-7. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 97.4 points per game and surrendering 94.6, good for a point differential of 2.8.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.1 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.5 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Chris Bosh averages 18.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
New York averages 97.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.3 per game. The Knicks allow 99.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 19.6 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Miami averages 97.4 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 6th with 13.7 per game. The Heat allow 94.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Heat force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 20-15-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 17-17-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 17-16-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 11-23-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
01/05/16 F Lou Amundson Back out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
12/28/15 F Josh McRoberts Knee out indefinitely
01/05/16 C Hassan Whiteside Knee missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. New York
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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