Wednesday, February 8, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Miami Heat head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 22-30. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 100.7 points per game while giving up 102.2 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 22-28. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.3 points per game and surrendering 105.1, good for a point differential of 0.2.
Hassan Whiteside comes into this game averaging 16.9 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per night so far this year for the Heat. He pulls down 13.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 56%. Goran Dragic averages 20.1 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23.2 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Jabari Parker averages 20.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
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Miami averages 100.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.4 per game. The Heat allow 102.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 105.3 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 19th with 14.3 per game. The Bucks allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Bucks force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 105.1 and a defensive rating of 106.6. In terms of pace they average 95.2 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 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Bucks rating on offense is 109.4 and they have a defensive rating of 109.2. They get 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 30-22-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 24-28-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 20-30-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 31-18-1 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
02/07/17 G Dion Waiters Ankle injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Milwaukee
01/09/17 G Josh Richardson Foot out indefinitely
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/07/17 F Khris Middleton Hamstring "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
02/04/17 C Roy Hibbert Acquired probable
02/04/17 F Spencer Hawes Acquired probable
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -2.5
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