Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 11/18/2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Sunday, November 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 1 point favorites.
The Lakers have a record of 8-6. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 1.3 as they average 116.9 points per game while giving up 115.6 per contest. The Heat have an overall mark of 6-9. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 110.1 points per contest and give up 110.5, which is a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 5-9-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 6-9-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 11-4-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/15/18 PG Rajon Rondo Hand is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
11/12/18 G Dwyane Wade Personal is out indefinitely
11/10/18 F James Johnson Hernia is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out indefinitely
Kyle Kuzma comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. LeBron James averages 27.6 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.2 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Josh Richardson averages 20.6 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Goran Dragic averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 116.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 46.1 rebounds per game and 26.0 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.5 per game. The Lakers allow 115.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.4 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 23.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 16th in the league with 110.1 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.3. 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 20th in assists per contest with 22.6. The Heat are 4th in turnovers per game with 16.1. The Heat surrender 110.5 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 21.8 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game.
The Lakers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 18th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 104.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Los Angeles is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Miami is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 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 108.5, and their offensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 12th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +1
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