Miami Heat at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Parlay 11/8/2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Miami Heat head to Talking Stick Resort Arena to take on the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Miami as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Heat head into this matchup with a mark of 4-6. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 101.2 points per contest while giving up 103.9 per game. The Suns have an overall record of 4-7. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.8 points per game and surrendering 114.8, good for a point differential of -10.0.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 2-6-2 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 4-5-1 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 5-6-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 6-5-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
11/06/17 G Dion Waiters Personal is "?" Wednesday vs. Phoenix
10/14/17 G Rodney McGruder Tibia is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/24/17 PG Eric Bledsoe Disciplinary is out indefinitely
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
Dion Waiters averages 15.9 points per contest in 32.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.5 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest for Miami. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%. Goran Dragic comes into this game averaging 19.3 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 73%.
T.J. Warren averages 17 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 27.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.3 rebounds per game and 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Devin Booker has scored 21.6 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per game this season for the Suns. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat allow 103.9 points per contest which is 12th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 18 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Miami averages 101.2 points per contest this year, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 42.1 boards per contest and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 17.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns give up 114.8 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 21.5 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 46.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year. Phoenix is 17th in the NBA with 104.8 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -10. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the league. They are 6th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.3 boards per contest and 30th in assists per game with 18.1. The Suns are 7th in turnovers per contest with 16.8.
The Heat are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.2, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Miami is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 25th in the league.
Phoenix is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Suns are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 4th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 29th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Miami -4.5 and over 217.5 total points
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