Friday, January 6, 2017
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The Miami Heat travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, January 6, 2017. The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 11-26. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.4 as they are averaging 98.4 points per game while giving up 101.8 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 13-25. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 110.2, good for a point differential of -5.7.
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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 19 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 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%.
Julius Randle averages 13.6 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Miami averages 98.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.4 per game. The Heat allow 101.8 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 11th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.2 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 104.5 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 24th with 15.6 per game. The Lakers allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 25.2 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 103.3 and a defensive rating of 106.9. In terms of pace they average 94.5 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 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Lakers rating on offense is 106.7 and they have a defensive rating of 112.5. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 18-19-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 17-20-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 17-20-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 22-15-1 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
01/05/17 C Hassan Whiteside Eye doubtful Friday vs. LA Lakers
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/20/16 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee expected to miss 4 weeks
01/04/17 F Luol Deng Ankle doubtful Thursday vs. Portland
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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