New Orleans Pelicans at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 11/30/2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Friday, November 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 3 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 11-11. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.5 as they average 118.5 points per game while giving up 117.0 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 7-13 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 108.6 points per game and surrender 110.5, good for a point differential of -1.9.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 10-12-0 against the spread this season
The New Orleans Pelicans are 13-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 8-12-0 against the spread this season
The Miami Heat are 13-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/18/18 PG Elfrid Payton Finger is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
11/29/18 G Tyler Johnson Hamstring is questionable Friday vs New Orleans
11/19/18 PG Goran Dragic Knee is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out indefinitely
Anthony Davis comes into this game averaging 27.1 points per contest while playing 37.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 12.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Jrue Holiday averages 20.1 points per contest in 36.3 minutes per game. He averages 8.9 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Josh Richardson scores 20.5 points per contest while playing 35.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Hassan Whiteside averages 13.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 13.9 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 51%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 118.5 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 48.6 boards per contest and 26.6 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 15.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 117.0 points per contest, which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 25.1 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 19th in the NBA with 108.6 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.9. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 6th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.6 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 22.0. The Heat are 6th in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Heat give up 110.5 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21.5 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 45.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 11th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year.
The Pelicans are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 114, and their defensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 104 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. New Orleans is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league.
Miami is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league. The Heat are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans -3
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