Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Game Picks 3/22/2019
Friday, March 22, 2019
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The Miami Heat head to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, March 22, 2019. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 10 point favorites.
The Heat have a record of 35-36. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 0.2 as they average 106.0 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Bucks have an overall mark of 53-19. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 117.4 points per contest and give up 108.5, which is a point differential of 9.0.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 38-32-1 against the spread this season
The Miami Heat are 37-33-0 against the over/under this year
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 42-28-2 against the spread this season
The Milwaukee Bucks are 34-38-0 against the over/under this year
Key Miami Heat Injuries
03/20/19 SF Justise Winslow Thigh is questionable Friday vs Milwaukee
03/20/19 G Rodney McGruder Knee is questionable Friday vs Milwaukee
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/21/19 SF Giannis Antetokounmpo Ankle is questionable Friday vs Miami
03/20/19 PG George Hill Groin is questionable Friday vs Miami
03/20/19 G Sterling Brown Wrist is questionable Friday vs Miami
03/20/19 F Nikola Mirotic Hand is out indefinitely
03/20/19 C Pau Gasol Ankle is questionable Friday vs Miami
03/16/19 G Malcolm Brogdon Heel is out indefinitely
Josh Richardson comes into this game averaging 16.8 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Hassan Whiteside averages 12.5 points per contest in 24.2 minutes per game. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 11.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 46%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 27.5 points per contest while playing 33.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 12.7 rebounds per contest and has 6.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Khris Middleton averages 17.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.1 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 106.0 points per contest, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 46.3 boards per contest and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 7th with 14.8 per game. The Heat allow 105.7 points per contest, which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 23.0 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 2nd in the NBA with 117.4 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 8.96. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 1st in the NBA in rebounding with 49.4 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 26.0. The Bucks are 20th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Bucks give up 108.5 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.5 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 45.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Heat are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Miami is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Milwaukee is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 104.9, and their offensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 1st. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami +10
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