Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat NBA Picks 3/2/2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
American Airlines Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 3.5 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 32-31. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -0.5 as they average 112.0 points per contest while giving up 112.5 per game. The Heat have an overall mark of 27-34. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 105.7 points per contest and give up 106.8, which is a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 35-28-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 33-29-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 31-29-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 32-28-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
03/01/19 PG Spencer Dinwiddie Thumb is upgraded to probable Friday vs Charlotte
Key Miami Heat Injuries
03/01/19 C Hassan Whiteside Hip is questionable Saturday vs Brooklyn
03/01/19 F James Johnson Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Brooklyn
D'Angelo Russell averages 20.6 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest. He averages 6.7 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Joe Harris comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Josh Richardson averages 17.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Justise Winslow averages 12.4 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets allow 112.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. Brooklyn averages 112.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 46.0 rebounds per game and 24.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 10th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat surrender 106.8 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 22.8 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Miami is 27th in the league with 105.7 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 46.1 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Heat are 8th in turnovers per game with 15.1.
The Nets are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Brooklyn is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league.
Miami is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Heat are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 9th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 21st. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -3.5
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