Tuesday, March 21, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Phoenix Suns travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 3 point favorites.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 22-48. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.2 as they are averaging 107.3 points per game while giving up 112.5 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 34-36. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per game and surrendering 102.1, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 34-34-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 41-28-1 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 43-27-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 33-37-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
03/20/17 G Devin Booker Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Miami
03/19/17 G Ronnie Price Leg "?" Tuesday vs. Miami
03/19/17 G Leandro Barbosa Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Miami
03/17/17 C Tyson Chandler None out for season
03/16/17 PG Brandon Knight Back out for season
03/16/17 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
03/15/17 F Dragan Bender Ankle out indefinitely
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
Eric Bledsoe comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Devin Booker averages 20.9 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Goran Dragic averages 20.3 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Hassan Whiteside averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.2 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 107.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.21 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.5 per game. The Suns allow 112.5 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 27th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 102.9 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.81 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 20th with 13.3 per game. The Heat allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.7 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 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 106.5 and a defensive rating of 111.6. In terms of pace they average 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Heat rating on offense is 107.7 and they have a defensive rating of 106.8. They get 95.1 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 32% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami -3
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