Miami Heat at New York Knicks NBA Game Picks 3/30/2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The Miami Heat head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The opening line for this game has Miami as 4.5 point favorites.
The Heat have a record of 37-38. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -0.1 as they average 105.7 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Knicks have an overall mark of 14-61. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 105.0 points per contest and give up 114.4, which is a point differential of -9.4.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 39-34-2 against the spread this season
The Miami Heat are 38-36-0 against the over/under this year
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 30-43-2 against the spread this season
The New York Knicks are 34-41-0 against the over/under this year
Key Miami Heat Injuries
03/28/19 G Rodney McGruder Knee is downgraded to out Thursday vs Dallas
03/27/19 SF Josh Richardson Heel is questionable Thursday vs Dallas
03/26/19 SF Justise Winslow Thigh is questionable Thursday vs Dallas
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/28/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is downgraded to out Thursday vs Toronto
03/27/19 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Back is upgraded to questionable Thursday vs Toronto
03/24/19 SF Kevin Knox Ankle left last game, is questionable Thursday vs Toronto
03/23/19 F Noah Vonleh Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Toronto
03/22/19 G Allonzo Trier Groin is out indefinitely
Hassan Whiteside comes into this game averaging 12.3 points per contest while playing 23.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 11.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 45%. Josh Richardson averages 16.7 points per contest in 35.0 minutes per game. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Emmanuel Mudiay scores 14.6 points per contest while playing 26.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Kevin Knox averages 12.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 105.7 points per contest, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 46.2 boards per contest and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 14.7 per game. The Heat allow 105.8 points per contest, which is 3rd 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 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 23.2 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 28th in the NBA with 105.0 points per contest this season. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -9.39. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 44.7 boards per contest and 30th in assists per game with 19.9. The Knicks are 17th in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Knicks give up 114.4 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.8 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 47.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Knicks are 10th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Heat are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 24th 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 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league.
New York is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Knicks are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.7, and their defensive rating of 114 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -4.5
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