Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Miami Heat travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 3 point favorites.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 37-40. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 102.0 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 36-41. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per game and surrendering 104.4, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 46-31-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 35-42-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 35-39-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 40-37-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
04/02/17 F Luke Babbitt Undisclosed left last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Charlotte
03/18/17 G Dion Waiters Ankle out indefinitely
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
Hassan Whiteside comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 14 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 62%. Goran Dragic averages 20.2 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
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Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kemba Walker averages 23.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 102.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.81 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.4 per game. The Heat allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 19.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 105.5 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.04 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 30th with 11.5 per game. The Hornets allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Hornets force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 107.6 and a defensive rating of 106.7. In terms of pace they average 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 109.1 and they have a defensive rating of 108. They get 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 10.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte -3
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