Thursday, March 3, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Phoenix Suns travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 13 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.5.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 15-45 and a road record of 4-24. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.3 as they are averaging 100.5 points per game while giving up 107.9 per contest. Phoenix is 3-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 10-27. They are 1-9 in their last 10 games. The Heat have an overall record of 34-26 and a home record of 19-12. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 97.5 points per game and surrendering 96.9, good for a point differential of 0.6. Miami has a division record of 8-4 and a conference record of 21-16. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 10.7 points per game while playing 24.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. P.J. Tucker averages 7.1 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Dwyane Wade averages 19 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Goran Dragic averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Phoenix averages 100.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.9 per game. The Suns allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Miami averages 97.5 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 15th with 14.3 per game. The Heat allow 96.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Heat force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Suns average 97.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -13.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13 per contest. The Suns have an offensive rating of 102.3 and a defensive rating of 109.7. In terms of pace they average 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Heat score 100.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 105.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.4 points per game. The Heat rating on offense is 103.7 and they have a defensive rating of 103.1. They get 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 23% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 23-37-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 32-28-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 32-27-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 22-38-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
01/23/16 PG Brandon Knight Groin out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
02/24/16 G Beno Udrih Foot out for season
02/17/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/01/16 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix
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