Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks 1/25/2019
Friday, January 25, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Miami Heat travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, January 25, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 9 point favorites.
The Heat head into this matchup with a mark of 22-24. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -0.2 as they average 105.8 points per contest while giving up 106.0 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 9-40. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 102.5 points per contest and give up 113.9, which is a point differential of -11.4.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 24-21-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 24-21-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 20-28-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 26-22-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/19/18 PG Goran Dragic Knee is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
01/23/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is questionable Friday vs Miami
01/10/19 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
01/07/19 G David Nwaba Knee is out indefinitely
Hassan Whiteside averages 12.6 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 12.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 42%. Josh Richardson comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 16.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Collin Sexton averages 14.6 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat allow 106.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league. Miami averages 105.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers surrender 113.9 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.2 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game. Cleveland is 28th in the league with 102.5 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -11.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 41.9 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 20.0. The Cavaliers are 27th in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Heat are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 8th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Miami is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 118.7 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland +9
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