Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 11/27/2018
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 3.5 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 4-16. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -10.9 as they average 107.7 points per game while giving up 118.6 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 7-12 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 108.4 points per game and surrender 110.3, good for a point differential of -1.9.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 8-12-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 8-11-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 12-7-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/25/18 SF Alex Poythress Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Miami
Key Miami Heat Injuries
11/25/18 G Tyler Johnson Hamstring is questionable Tuesday vs Atlanta
11/19/18 PG Goran Dragic Knee is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out indefinitely
Kent Bazemore comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Trae Young averages 15.7 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.7 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Josh Richardson averages 20.4 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Hassan Whiteside averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.1 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 54%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 107.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.3 per game. The Hawks allow 118.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 27.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 20th in the league with 108.4 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 47.8 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 22.0. The Heat are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Heat surrender 110.3 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21.5 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game.
The Hawks are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 112.8, and their offensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 25th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 105.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Atlanta is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Miami is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league. The Heat are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -3.5
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