Portland Blazers at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The Portland Blazers head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 1 point favorites.
The Blazers head into this matchup with a mark of 3-1. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 8.8 as they average 125.3 points per contest while giving up 116.5 per game. The Heat have an overall record of 2-2 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 109.0 points per game and surrender 104, good for a point differential of 5.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 3-1-0 against the spread this season
The Portland Blazers are 4-0-0 against the over/under this year
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 2-2-0 against the spread this season
The Miami Heat are 2-2-0 against the over/under this year
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Miami Heat Injuries
10/26/18 F James Johnson Hernia is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Portland
10/26/18 G Wayne Ellington Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Portland
10/24/18 SF Justise Winslow Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Portland
10/11/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out indefinitely
CJ McCollum comes into this game averaging 20 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 94%. Damian Lillard averages 31.8 points per contest in 35.5 minutes per game. He averages 6.8 assists per game and 5.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Goran Dragic scores 16.8 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 5.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Hassan Whiteside averages 13.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 14.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 125.3 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 53.5 boards per contest and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 14.3 per game. The Blazers allow 116.5 points per contest, which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 26 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 20th in the NBA with 109 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 5. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 51.8 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 21.5. The Heat are 7th in turnovers per contest with 15. The Heat give up 104 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 20.5 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 44 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 111.1, and their offensive rating of 119.5 is ranked 19th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 12th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Portland is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Miami is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 27th in the league. The Heat are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 102.8 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 23rd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland +1
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