Miami Heat at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/5/2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
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The Miami Heat travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Heat head into this matchup with a mark of 3-5. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.6 as they are averaging 103.5 points per contest while giving up 105.1 per game. The Clippers have an overall mark of 5-2. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 109.0 points per contest and giving up 100.1, which is a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 1-5-2 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 5-2-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 2-5-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
10/14/17 G Rodney McGruder Tibia is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
10/22/17 PG Milos Teodosic Ankle is out indefinitely
Dion Waiters averages 15.9 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Goran Dragic comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%.
Blake Griffin averages 22.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 73%. DeAndre Jordan averages 9.4 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 15.3 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they give up 18 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league. Miami averages 103.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.63 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 16.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers surrender 100.1 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 21.7 assists allowed per contest, and 16th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season. Los Angeles is 7th in the league with 109 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.86. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.9 boards per game and 20th in assists per contest with 21.1. The Clippers are 25th in turnovers per game with 14.6.
The Heat are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.1, and their defensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Miami is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 17th in the league.
Los Angeles is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 26th in the league. The Clippers are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.4, and their defensive rating of 102.3 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 11th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -6.5
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