Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/6/2019
Sunday, January 6, 2019
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The Miami Heat travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 6 point favorites.
The Heat have a record of 19-18. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 1.4 as they average 107.2 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 11-27. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 109.2 points per contest and give up 118.5, which is a point differential of -9.3.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 20-15-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 20-15-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 16-21-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 20-16-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/19/18 PG Goran Dragic Knee is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/30/18 G Kent Bazemore Ankle is out indefinitely
12/04/18 SF Taurean Prince Ankle is out indefinitely
Josh Richardson comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Hassan Whiteside averages 13.1 points per game in 26.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 13.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 45%.
John Collins averages 18.5 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Trae Young averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 7.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 107.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 47.6 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.4 per game. The Heat allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 20th in the league with 109.2 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -9.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 44.8 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 25.7. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 18.0. The Hawks surrender 118.5 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.8 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game.
The Heat are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.6, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Miami is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league.
Atlanta is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Hawks are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 113.2, and their offensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 26th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 104.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -6
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