Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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The Miami Heat head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 9 point favorites.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 24-32. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.2 as they are averaging 101.2 points per game while giving up 102.4 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 40-17. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 114.5 points per game and surrendering 107.8, good for a point differential of 6.7.
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 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Hassan Whiteside averages 16.7 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 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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James Harden averages 29.1 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 11.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Eric Gordon averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Miami averages 101.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.16 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 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.6 per game. The Heat allow 102.4 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 10th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Houston averages 114.5 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 44 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 4th with 15.5 per game. The Rockets allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Rockets force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 105.5 and a defensive rating of 106.7. 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 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 114.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107.7. They get 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 46% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 32-24-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 26-30-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 33-24-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 30-27-0 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
01/09/17 G Josh Richardson Foot out indefinitely
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Houston Rockets Injuries
02/14/17 G Eric Gordon Back "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
02/14/17 F Ryan Anderson Thumb "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
Tony's Pick: Take Miami +9
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