Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Miami Heat travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 4 point favorites.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 35-38. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 102.1 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 28-46. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.1 points per game and surrendering 108.5, good for a point differential of -3.4.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 45-28-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 34-39-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 39-35-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 37-37-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
03/27/17 PG Goran Dragic Foot probable Tuesday vs. Detroit
03/18/17 G Dion Waiters Ankle out indefinitely
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/27/17 F Lance Thomas Hip "?" Wednesday vs. Miami
03/20/17 C Joakim Noah Knee out for season
Hassan Whiteside comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 14.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 62%. Goran Dragic averages 20 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 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 79%.
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Carmelo Anthony averages 22.7 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Derrick Rose averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 102.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.5 per game. The Heat allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 19.6 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 105.1 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.42 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 14th with 13.9 per game. The Knicks allow 108.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Knicks force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 107.5 and a defensive rating of 106.8. 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 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 107.9 and they have a defensive rating of 111.4. They get 96.4 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 28% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York +4
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