Miami Heat at Portland Blazers NBA Parlay 3/12/2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
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The Miami Heat head to Moda Center to take on the Portland Blazers on Monday, March 12, 2018. The opening line for this game has Portland as 4 point favorites.
The Heat head into this matchup with a mark of 36-31. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 102.4 points per contest while giving up 102.1 per game. The Blazers have an overall mark of 40-26. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.6 points per contest and giving up 103.2, which is a point differential of 2.4.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 34-28-5 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 30-35-2 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 35-28-3 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 27-39-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
03/11/18 G Dwyane Wade Hamstring is OUT Monday vs Portland
03/11/18 C Hassan Whiteside Hip is doubtful Monday vs Portland
03/11/18 F Justise Winslow Knee injured last game, is probable Monday vs Portland
01/12/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out for season
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Hassan Whiteside averages 14.3 points per contest in 25.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 11.8 rebounds per contest for Miami. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%. Goran Dragic comes into this game averaging 17.1 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Damian Lillard averages 26.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and 6.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 91%. C.J. McCollum has scored 21.8 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per game this season for the Blazers. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat allow 102.1 points per contest which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 20.6 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Miami averages 102.4 points per contest this year, which is 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.28 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 43 boards per contest and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers give up 103.2 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 20.2 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 42.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year. Portland is 16th in the NBA with 105.6 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.45. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 45.2 boards per contest and 30th in assists per game with 19.1. The Blazers are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 13.9.
The Heat are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 106.5, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 24th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Miami is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA.
Portland is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league. The Blazers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Miami +4 and over 214 total points
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