Sunday, January 8, 2017
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The Miami Heat travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, January 8, 2017. The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 11-27. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.0 as they are averaging 98.4 points per game while giving up 102.4 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 25-14. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 108.2 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of 5.3.
Hassan Whiteside comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 14.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 54%. Goran Dragic averages 18.9 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Chris Paul averages 17.6 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 9.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. DeAndre Jordan averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.4 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is 53%.
Miami averages 98.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.3 per game. The Heat allow 102.4 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 12th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 108.2 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 9th with 13.2 per game. The Clippers allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Clippers force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 103.2 and a defensive rating of 107.4. In terms of pace they average 94.6 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 29% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 12.3 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 Clippers rating on offense is 111.8 and they have a defensive rating of 106.3. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 18-20-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 18-20-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 19-20-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 23-16-0 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
01/07/17 C Hassan Whiteside Eye "?" Sunday vs. LA Clippers
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/16 F Blake Griffin Knee expected to miss 3-6 weeks
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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