New York Knicks at Miami Heat NBA Parlay 3/21/2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The New York Knicks head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 5 point favorites.
The Knicks head into this matchup with a mark of 26-45. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.1 as they are averaging 104.4 points per contest while giving up 107.5 per game. The Heat have an overall record of 38-33. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per game and surrendering 103.0, good for a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 33-38-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 37-33-1 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 36-30-5 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 33-36-2 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/19/18 F Lance Thomas Personal is "?" Wednesday vs Miami
02/07/18 F Kristaps Porzingis ACL is out for season
Key Miami Heat Injuries
03/20/18 C Hassan Whiteside Hip is "?" Wednesday vs New York
03/11/18 G Dwyane Wade Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/12/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out for season
Tim Hardaway averages 17.5 points per contest in 32.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest for New York. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%. Enes Kanter comes into this game averaging 14 points per contest while playing 25.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Goran Dragic averages 17.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 4 rebounds per game and 4.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Josh Richardson has scored 13.1 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per game this season for the Heat. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 107.5 points per contest which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 23.7 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA. New York averages 104.4 points per contest this year, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.15 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 44.3 boards per contest and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat give up 103 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 20.7 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 42.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14 per contest this year. Miami is 24th in the NBA with 103.1 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.11. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.3 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 22.5. The Heat are 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.5.
The Knicks are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. New York is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Miami is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Heat are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 106.9, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 24th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 17th 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.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Miami -5 and under 214 total points
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