Houston Rockets at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 2/7/2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The Houston Rockets head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 6 point favorites.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 38-13. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.3 as they are averaging 114.0 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 29-25. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.4 points per game and surrendering 101.3, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 25-25-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 22-28-1 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 25-26-3 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 21-31-2 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
02/05/18 G Eric Gordon Back missed last 2 games, is probable Tuesday vs Brooklyn
01/29/18 F Trevor Ariza Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
02/06/18 C Kelly Olynyk Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Houston
01/12/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out for season
Chris Paul comes into this game averaging 19.2 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 91%. James Harden averages 31.2 points per contest in 36 minutes per game this year. He averages 9.1 assists per game and 5 rebounds per contest for Houston. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Josh Richardson has scored 13.1 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game this season for the Heat. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Goran Dragic averages 17.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and 4.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 114 points per contest this year, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.22 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 43.8 boards per contest and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 14.4 per game. The Rockets allow 105.7 points per contest which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 22.9 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 28th in the NBA with 100.4 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.83. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 21st in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.6 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 21.9. The Heat are 10th in turnovers per contest with 15. The Heat give up 101.3 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.1 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 42 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Rockets are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 115 is ranked 23rd. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Miami is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 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 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -6
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