Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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The Miami Heat travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 5 point favorites.
The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 15-30. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.5 as they are averaging 98.9 points per game while giving up 102.5 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 9-35. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per game and surrendering 114.8, good for a point differential of -9.1.
Goran Dragic comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Hassan Whiteside averages 17.1 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 14.2 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Brook Lopez averages 20.3 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Sean Kilpatrick averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Miami averages 98.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.2 per game. The Heat allow 102.5 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 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 105.8 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 29th with 17 per game. The Nets allow 114.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.3 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Nets force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 103.5 and a defensive rating of 107.2. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Nets rating on offense is 103.4 and they have a defensive rating of 112.3. They get 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 15 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 23-22-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 20-25-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 20-22-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 25-19-0 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
01/24/17 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder expected to miss
01/09/17 G Josh Richardson Foot out indefinitely
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/28/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring out indefinitely
01/24/17 G Joe Harris Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
Tony's Pick: Take Miami -5
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