Monday, February 27, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Miami Heat head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, February 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 1 point favorites.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 27-32. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 102.1 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 23-35. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 97.8 points per game and surrendering 100.0, good for a point differential of -2.2.
Hassan Whiteside comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Heat. He pulls down 14.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 58%. Goran Dragic averages 20.3 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.1 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Wesley Matthews averages 15.1 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Harrison Barnes averages 20 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Miami averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.36 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 44 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.6 per game. The Heat allow 102.1 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 7th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Dallas averages 97.8 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.21 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 38.3 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 30th with 11.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 106.5. 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 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% 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 49%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 105.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 91.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 11.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 35-24-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 27-32-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 31-27-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 24-34-0 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
02/26/17 F Willie Reed Calf injured last game, doubtful Monday vs. Dallas
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/21/17 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Miami +1
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