Saturday, January 21, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Miami as 2 point favorites.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 20-21. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.0 as they are averaging 104.8 points per game while giving up 103.8 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 13-30. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 98.6 points per game and surrendering 102.6, good for a point differential of -4.0.
Jabari Parker comes into this game averaging 20.4 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per night so far this year for the Bucks. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23.7 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Goran Dragic averages 19.4 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Hassan Whiteside averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.2 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
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Milwaukee averages 104.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 13.9 per game. The Bucks allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Miami averages 98.6 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 11th with 13.2 per game. The Heat allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Heat force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 109.5 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Heat rating on offense is 103.1 and they have a defensive rating of 107.4. They get 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 18-23-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 25-15-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 21-22-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 19-24-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/22/16 F Khris Middleton Hamstring out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
01/09/17 G Josh Richardson Foot out indefinitely
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Miami -2
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