Friday, March 31, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The New York Knicks head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Friday, March 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has Miami as 2 point favorites.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 28-47. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.6 as they are averaging 104.8 points per game while giving up 108.4 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 37-38. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per game and surrendering 101.8, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 39-36-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 37-38-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 46-29-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 34-41-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/30/17 PG Derrick Rose Knee "?" Friday vs. Miami
03/30/17 F Lance Thomas Hip doubtful Friday vs. Miami
03/20/17 C Joakim Noah Knee out for season
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
03/18/17 G Dion Waiters Ankle out indefinitely
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Carmelo Anthony comes into this game averaging 22.5 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Knicks. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Derrick Rose averages 18 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
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Hassan Whiteside averages 16.8 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 14 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. Goran Dragic averages 20.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 104.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 13.9 per game. The Knicks allow 108.4 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 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 102.8 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.92 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 21st with 13.4 per game. The Heat allow 101.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 19.6 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Heat force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 107.7 and a defensive rating of 111.4. In terms of pace they average 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Heat rating on offense is 107.5 and they have a defensive rating of 106.6. They get 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York +2
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