Golden State Warriors at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 12/3/2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Golden State Warriors head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 10 point favorites.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 17-6. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 10.7 as they are averaging 118.0 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 11-11. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.2 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of -2.6.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 10-13-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 13-10-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 8-12-2 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 8-12-2 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/17 PG Stephen Curry Hand is probable Sunday vs Miami
12/01/17 G Andre Iguodala Knee is "?" Sunday vs Miami
Key Miami Heat Injuries
11/30/17 C Hassan Whiteside Knee is out indefinitely
Stephen Curry comes into this game averaging 26 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 94%. Kevin Durant averages 24.9 points per contest in 34.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.8 assists per game and 6.6 rebounds per contest for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Dion Waiters has scored 15.6 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per game this season for the Heat. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Goran Dragic averages 17.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4 rebounds per game and 4.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 118 points per contest this year, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 10.65 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 45.2 boards per contest and 30.8 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 16.7 per game. The Warriors allow 107.3 points per contest which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 23.7 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 26th in the NBA with 100.2 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.55. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.6 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 21. The Heat are 6th in turnovers per contest with 16.4. The Heat give up 102.8 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 19.5 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 44.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 105, and their offensive rating of 115.5 is ranked 23rd. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Golden State is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Miami is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 25th in the league. The Heat are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State -10
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