Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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The Miami Heat head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 4 point favorites.
The Heat head into this matchup with a mark of 3-4. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 1.0 as they average 111.7 points per contest while giving up 110.7 per game. The Hawks have an overall record of 2-6 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 109.3 points per game and surrender 120.5, good for a point differential of -11.3.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 3-4-0 against the spread this season
The Miami Heat are 5-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 2-5-0 against the spread this season
The Atlanta Hawks are 4-3-0 against the over/under this year
Key Miami Heat Injuries
11/02/18 PG Goran Dragic Foot is questionable Saturday vs Atlanta
11/02/18 C Hassan Whiteside Migraine is questionable Saturday vs Atlanta
11/02/18 F James Johnson Hernia is questionable Saturday vs Atlanta
10/11/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/02/18 G Justin Anderson Leg is questionable Saturday vs Miami
11/02/18 G Kevin Huerter Ankle injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Miami
10/23/18 F John Collins Ankle is out indefinitely
Goran Dragic averages 17.7 points per contest in 31.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.0 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%. Josh Richardson comes into this game averaging 19.1 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Trae Young averages 18.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes 7.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Taurean Waller-Prince scores 15.5 points per contest while playing 28.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 96%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat allow 110.7 points per contest which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 21.6 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Miami averages 111.7 points per contest, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 22nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 49.9 boards per contest and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 15.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks give up 120.5 points per game, which ranks them 27th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 27.5 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 49.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 27th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per contest. Atlanta is 20th in the NBA with 109.3 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -11.3. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.0 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 24.6. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per contest with 18.6.
The Heat are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 21st. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Miami is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league.
Atlanta is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 11th in the league. The Hawks are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.7, and their defensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 107.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Miami -4 and over 218 total points
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