New York Knicks at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 10/24/2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The New York Knicks travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 8.5 point favorites.
The Knicks have a regular season record of 1-3. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 1 as they average 111.3 points per game while giving up 110.3 per contest. The Heat have an overall mark of 1-2. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 108.7 points per contest and give up 109.7, which is a point differential of -1.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 3-0-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 1-2-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/23/18 G Courtney Lee Neck is questionable Wednesday vs Miami
10/23/18 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Miami
10/22/18 SF Kevin Knox Ankle is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
10/23/18 C Hassan Whiteside Groin is OUT Wednesday vs New York
10/23/18 F James Johnson Hernia is OUT Wednesday vs New York
10/20/18 SF Justise Winslow Hamstring is questionable Wednesday vs New York
10/20/18 G Wayne Ellington Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs New York
10/11/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out indefinitely
Enes Kanter averages 19 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 12.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%. Tim Hardaway comes into this contest averaging 27 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Hassan Whiteside averages 10.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 57%. Goran Dragic averages 18 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 110.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 18.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league. New York averages 111.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 20.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 24th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 11.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat surrender 109.7 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 20.7 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game. Miami is 22nd in the league with 108.7 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -1. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 52.0 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 20.7. The Heat are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.7.
The Knicks are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 108.3, and their offensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 13th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 22nd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. New York is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 9.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Miami is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 23rd in the league. The Heat are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 108 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 27th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -8.5
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