Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 10/23/2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Monday, October 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 2 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 1-1. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.0 as they are averaging 104.0 points per game while giving up 110.0 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 1-1. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 110.5 points per game and surrendering 112.0, good for a point differential of -1.5.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 0-2-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Miami Heat Injuries
10/22/17 C Hassan Whiteside Knee is doubtful Monday vs. Atlanta
10/14/17 G Rodney McGruder Tibia out indefinitely
Dennis Schroder comes into this contest averaging 26.5 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Kent Bazemore averages 9 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 0%.
Dion Waiters averages 17 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 0.5 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 33%. Goran Dragic averages 20 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 104 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 44 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13 per game. The Hawks allow 110 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 18.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 11th in the league with 110.5 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 25.5. The Heat are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Heat surrender 112 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 19.5 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 48 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13 per game this season.
The Hawks are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 12th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 21st. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. Atlanta is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Miami is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Heat are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 11th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami -2
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