Miami Heat at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/30/2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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The Miami Heat travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 2 point favorites.
The Heat have a record of 3-2. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 5.8 as they average 111.2 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 3-4 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 114.1 points per game and surrender 109, good for a point differential of 5.1.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 5-2-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
10/28/18 F James Johnson Hernia is downgraded to OUT Monday vs Sacramento
10/11/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
10/27/18 PG Tony Parker Hand is questionable Tuesday vs Miami
Josh Richardson comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Goran Dragic averages 19.0 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jeremy Lamb averages 11.4 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Kemba Walker averages 31.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 111.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.4 per game. The Heat allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 19.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 10th in the league with 114.1 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 24.1. The Hornets are 30th in turnovers per game with 10.6. The Hornets surrender 109.0 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.0 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 47.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets were 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game last season.
The Heat are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 104.5, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 5th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 21st. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA. Miami is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 9.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Hornets are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 115 is ranked 14th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami -2
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