Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 3/31/2018
Saturday, March 31, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Saturday, March 31, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 9.5 point favorites.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 24-51. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.0 as they are averaging 106.5 points per game while giving up 110.5 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 41-35. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 102.6, good for a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 42-31-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 33-41-1 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 38-32-6 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 34-39-3 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Key Miami Heat Injuries
03/30/18 G Tyler Johnson Ankle injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs Brooklyn
01/12/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out for season
D'Angelo Russell comes into this game averaging 16 points per contest while playing 26.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 75%. DeMarre Carroll averages 13.7 points per contest in 30 minutes per game this year. He averages 2 assists per game and 6.7 rebounds per contest for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Goran Dragic has scored 17.4 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game this season for the Heat. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 4.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Josh Richardson averages 13 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 106.5 points per contest this year, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.03 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 44.7 boards per contest and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 15.1 per game. The Nets allow 110.5 points per contest which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 21.8 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 24th in the NBA with 103.3 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.62. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 16th in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.1 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 22.8. The Heat are 15th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Heat give up 102.6 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 20.7 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 42.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 11th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Nets are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 111.1, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 6th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA. Brooklyn is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Miami is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 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 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Miami -9.5
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