Miami Heat at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 3/6/2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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The Miami Heat travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 1.5 point favorites.
The Heat have a record of 29-34. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -0.6 as they average 106.0 points per game while giving up 106.6 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 29-34 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 111.2 points per game and surrender 111.7, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 32-30-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 33-29-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 29-32-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 36-27-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
03/04/19 PG Goran Dragic Calf is questionable Wednesday vs Charlotte
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh Richardson comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Justise Winslow averages 12.6 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Jeremy Lamb averages 15.3 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Kemba Walker averages 25.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 106.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.1 per game. The Heat allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 19th in the league with 111.2 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 23.2. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Hornets surrender 111.7 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Heat are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 8th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. 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. Miami is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Hornets are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 111.7, and their offensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 20th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 21st. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte -1.5
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