Friday, February 24, 2017
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The Miami Heat head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, February 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 4 point favorites.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 25-32. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.0 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 102.5 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 32-24. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.8 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Goran Dragic comes into this game averaging 20.3 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Heat. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Hassan Whiteside averages 16.8 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 14.1 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%.
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Paul Millsap averages 17.9 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Miami averages 101.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.6 per game. The Heat allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Atlanta averages 103.8 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.46 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 44 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 4th with 15.4 per game. The Hawks allow 104.3 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 5th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 105.8 and a defensive rating of 106.9. In terms of pace they average 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 105.5 and they have a defensive rating of 105.9. They get 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 33-24-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 27-30-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 28-28-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 24-31-1 against the over/under
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
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
02/15/17 F Thabo Sefolosha Groin "?"
Josh's Pick: Take Miami +4
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