Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/19/2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
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The Miami Heat head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, January 19, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 26-18. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 101.2 points per game while giving up 101.8 per contest. The Nets have an overall mark of 16-29. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.9 points per contest and giving up 109.1, which is a point differential of -3.2.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 20-22-2 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 18-24-2 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 27-17-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 19-25-1 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
01/18/18 G Tyler Johnson Ankle is OUT Friday vs Brooklyn
01/12/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out for season
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/13/17 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee is out indefinitely
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Goran Dragic comes into this game averaging 17.3 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Hassan Whiteside averages 14.3 points per contest in 25.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.6 assists per game and 11.6 rebounds per contest for Miami. His field goal percentage is 57% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has scored 14.7 points per contest while playing 28.5 minutes per game this season for the Nets. He hauls in 6.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. DeMarre Carroll averages 12.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 29.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.8 rebounds per game and 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 101.2 points per contest this year, which is 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.61 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 41.8 boards per contest and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 15 per game. The Heat allow 101.8 points per contest which is 5th 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 42 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 20 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 13th in the NBA with 105.9 points per contest this season. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.22. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.6 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 22.4. The Nets are 4th in turnovers per contest with 15.8. The Nets give up 109.1 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.4 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 46 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 13 per contest this year.
The Heat are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Miami is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Brooklyn is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league. The Nets are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.2, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -2.5
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