Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 11/20/2018
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 3 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 7-10. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -1.4 as they average 109.9 points per contest while giving up 111.3 per game. The Heat have an overall mark of 6-10. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 109.3 points per contest and give up 110.6, which is a point differential of -1.3.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 8-9-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 6-10-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 11-5-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
10/20/18 SF Treveon Graham Leg is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
11/19/18 PG Goran Dragic Knee is doubtful Tuesday vs Brooklyn
11/19/18 SF Josh Richardson Possible Suspension is questionable Tuesday vs Brooklyn
11/12/18 G Dwyane Wade Personal is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out indefinitely
D'Angelo Russell comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 14.6 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Josh Richardson averages 20.4 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Hassan Whiteside averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.4 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 109.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.7 per game. The Nets allow 111.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 18th in the league with 109.3 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 47.6 boards per game, and 22nd in assists per contest with 22.4. The Heat are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.9. The Heat surrender 110.6 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 21.4 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 45.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game.
The Nets are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.1, and their defensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Brooklyn is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
Miami is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Heat are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 15th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn +3
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