Tuesday, December 6, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The New York Knicks travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 11-9. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 7-13. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 97.1 points per game and surrendering 98.8, good for a point differential of -1.8.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 22.5 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 20.6 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Goran Dragic averages 17.1 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Hassan Whiteside averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.9 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
New York averages 104.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14 per game. The Knicks allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Miami averages 97.1 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 54.9 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 7th with 12.8 per game. The Heat allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Heat force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 107.6 and a defensive rating of 109.8. In terms of pace they average 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Heat rating on offense is 102.9 and they have a defensive rating of 104.7. They get 93.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 11.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 12-8-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 9-11-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 9-11-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 9-11-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/05/16 G Courtney Lee Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Miami
Miami Heat Injuries
12/05/16 G Josh Richardson Ankle doubtful Tuesday vs. New York
12/05/16 F Justise Winslow Wrist "?" Tuesday vs. New York
12/05/16 F Luke Babbitt Hip doubtful Tuesday vs. New York
11/30/16 G Dion Waiters Groin expected to miss 2-4 weeks
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Miami -2
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