Wednesday, February 1, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 1 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 28-20. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 103.8 points per game while giving up 104.0 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 19-30. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 99.6 points per game and surrendering 102.1, good for a point differential of -2.5.
Paul Millsap comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.6 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Goran Dragic averages 19.7 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Hassan Whiteside averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.7 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Atlanta averages 103.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.4 per game. The Hawks allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Miami averages 99.6 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 10th with 13.2 per game. The Heat allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Heat force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 105.5 and a defensive rating of 105.7. In terms of pace they average 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Heat rating on offense is 104.2 and they have a defensive rating of 106.8. They get 95 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 24-24-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 21-26-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 27-22-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 21-28-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
01/31/17 F Thabo Sefolosha Groin "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
01/09/17 G Josh Richardson Foot out indefinitely
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -1
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