Tuesday, January 3, 2017
US Airways Center
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The Miami Heat travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 10-25. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.5 as they are averaging 98.4 points per game while giving up 101.9 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 10-24. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.2 points per game and surrendering 112.9, good for a point differential of -6.8.
Goran Dragic comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Hassan Whiteside averages 17.3 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 14.3 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%.
Eric Bledsoe averages 19.9 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Devin Booker averages 18.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Miami averages 98.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.3 per game. The Heat allow 101.9 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 8th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Phoenix averages 106.2 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 28th with 16.2 per game. The Suns allow 112.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Suns force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 103.2 and a defensive rating of 106.8. 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 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Suns rating on offense is 104 and they have a defensive rating of 110.6. They get 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 17-18-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 16-19-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 16-17-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 23-11-0 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
01/02/17 G Dion Waiters Groin doubtful Tuesday vs. Phoenix
01/02/17 PG Goran Dragic Back "?" Tuesday vs. Phoenix
01/02/17 C Hassan Whiteside Eye "?" Tuesday vs. Phoenix
01/02/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder "?" Tuesday vs. Phoenix
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix
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