Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat NBA Parlay 4/9/2018
Monday, April 9, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The Oklahoma City Thunder head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Monday, April 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 2.5 point favorites.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 46-34. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 107.4 points per game while giving up 104.4 per contest. The Heat have an overall mark of 43-37. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.4 points per contest and giving up 102.7, which is a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 31-46-3 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 35-45-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 39-35-6 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 36-41-3 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/28/18 G Andre Roberson Leg is out for season
Key Miami Heat Injuries
01/12/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out for season
Russell Westbrook averages 25.6 points per contest in 36.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 10.1 assists per game and 9.8 rebounds per contest for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%. Paul George comes into this game averaging 21.6 points per contest while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Josh Richardson averages 12.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.5 rebounds per game and 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Goran Dragic has scored 17.5 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game this season for the Heat. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 104.4 points per contest which is 10th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 23.4 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Oklahoma City averages 107.4 points per contest this year, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.05 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 21.2 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 14 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat give up 102.7 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 20.9 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 43.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest this year. Miami is 24th in the NBA with 103.4 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.68. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 16th in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.3 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 22.7. The Heat are 15th in turnovers per contest with 14.4.
The Thunder are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 21st. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA.
Miami is 10th 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 24th in the NBA. The Heat are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 106.2, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 25th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 15th 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 Oklahoma City -2.5 and over 210.5 total points
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