Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/14/2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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The Miami Heat travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 2 point favorites.
The Heat have a record of 5-8. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -0.8 as they average 110.8 points per game while giving up 111.6 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 6-8 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 109.1 points per game and surrender 110.1, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 5-7-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 9-3-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 7-6-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 5-7-0 against the over/under
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
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/13/18 C Jarrett Allen Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Miami
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
10/20/18 SF Treveon Graham Leg is out indefinitely
Josh Richardson averages 20.5 points per game in 35.0 minutes per contest. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. Goran Dragic comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Caris LeVert averages 18.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 13.9 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat allow 111.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league. Miami averages 110.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 47.4 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 7th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 16.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 110.1 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.6 assists allowed per contest, and 22nd with 46.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Brooklyn is 20th in the league with 109.1 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game and 13th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Nets are 19th in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Heat are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Miami is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 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 19th in the league.
Brooklyn is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 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 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 97.6 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 39% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn +2
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