Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 12/1/2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Friday, December 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Miami as 2 point favorites.
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The Hornets head into this matchup with a mark of 8-12. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.3 as they are averaging 105.8 points per contest while giving up 107.1 per game. The Heat have an overall record of 10-11. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.0 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of -2.9.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 9-10-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 10-10-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 7-12-2 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 8-12-1 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/30/17 PG Kemba Walker Shoulder is "?" Friday vs Miami
Key Miami Heat Injuries
11/30/17 C Hassan Whiteside Knee is doubtful Friday vs Charlotte
Kemba Walker comes into this game averaging 22.3 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Jeremy Lamb averages 16.1 points per contest in 28.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Goran Dragic has scored 18 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per game this season for the Heat. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 4.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Dion Waiters averages 15.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.7 rebounds per game and 3.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 105.8 points per contest this year, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.35 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 47 boards per contest and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 13.2 per game. The Hornets allow 107.1 points per contest which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 22.7 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 26th in the NBA with 100 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.9. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.8 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 20.8. The Heat are 9th in turnovers per contest with 16.1. The Heat give up 102.9 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 19.4 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 44.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Hornets are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league.
Miami is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league. The Heat are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.9, and their defensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 17th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -2
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