Miami Heat at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 3/14/2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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The Miami Heat travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 6.5 point favorites.
The Heat head into this matchup with a mark of 36-32. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 102.4 points per contest while giving up 102.3 per game. The Kings have an overall record of 21-47. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 99.3 points per game and surrendering 107.2, good for a point differential of -7.9.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 34-29-5 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 31-35-2 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 30-34-4 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 36-31-1 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
03/13/18 C Hassan Whiteside Hip is "?" Wednesday vs Sacramento
03/11/18 G Dwyane Wade Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/12/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out for season
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/12/18 F Skal Labissiere Hip is "?" Wednesday vs Miami
02/11/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Josh Richardson averages 13.1 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Goran Dragic comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Buddy Hield averages 12.5 points per game while playing 24.4 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat allow 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. Miami averages 102.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.04 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 107.2 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.3 assists allowed per contest, and 22nd with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season. Sacramento is 29th in the league with 99.3 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.91. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.6 boards per game and 27th in assists per contest with 21.4. The Kings are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Heat are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 106.6, and their offensive rating of 106.7 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 18th 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.
Sacramento is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Kings are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 104 is ranked 2nd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento +6.5
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