Miami Heat at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/29/2017
Wednesday, November 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, November 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 1 point favorites.
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The Heat head into this matchup with a mark of 10-9. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 100.9 points per contest while giving up 102.0 per game. The Knicks have an overall record of 10-10. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.0 points per game and surrendering 104.7, good for a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 7-10-2 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 8-10-1 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 12-8-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 9-11-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
11/27/17 C Hassan Whiteside Knee is probable Tuesday vs. Cleveland
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/28/17 C Enes Kanter Back is "?" Wednesday vs Miami
Goran Dragic comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Dion Waiters averages 15.4 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Enes Kanter averages 13.6 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 27 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 100.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.11 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 16.2 per game. The Heat allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 19 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 18th in the league with 104 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -0.65. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 44.8 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 23.3. The Knicks are 9th in turnovers per game with 16. The Knicks surrender 104.7 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 40.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season.
The Heat are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.8, and their defensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Miami is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 26th in the league.
New York is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Knicks are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York +1
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