Miami Heat at Charlotte Hornets NBA Parlay 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The Miami Heat head to Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 5.5 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 Hornets have an overall mark of 18-25. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.7 points per contest and giving up 105.7, which is a point differential of 0.0.
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 Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 19-21-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 19-23-1 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 Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/07/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is out indefinitely
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%. 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%.
Dwight Howard averages 15.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 30.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.4 rebounds per game and 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 53%. Kemba Walker has scored 21.7 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per game this season for the Hornets. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 5.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
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. 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 11th with 15 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets give up 105.7 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.4 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 43.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year. Charlotte is 14th in the NBA with 105.7 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.09. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 46.6 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 20.7. The Hornets are 28th in turnovers per contest with 13.1.
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.
Charlotte is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Hornets are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 30th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Miami +5.5 and over 205.5 total points
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