Miami Heat at New York Knicks NBA Tips 1/27/2019
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The Miami Heat travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Sunday, January 27, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 6 point favorites.
The Heat have a record of 23-24. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 0.0 as they average 105.7 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Knicks have an overall mark of 10-37. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 107.0 points per contest and give up 115.5, which is a point differential of -8.5.
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 New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 22-23-1 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 24-22-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/19/18 PG Goran Dragic Knee is out indefinitely
01/25/19 G Dion Waiters Headache is questionable Sunday vs New York
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
01/25/19 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Shoulder is out indefinitely
Josh Richardson comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night this season. 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 currently sits at 86%. Hassan Whiteside averages 12.6 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest this season. 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 43%.
Kevin Knox averages 12.2 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Tim Hardaway averages 19.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 105.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.3 per game. The Heat allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.4 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.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 23rd in the league with 107.0 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 19.7. The Knicks are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Knicks surrender 115.5 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 48.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks were 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game last season.
The Heat are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 6th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 97.7 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 37% 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.
New York is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Knicks are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 114.8 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 12th 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 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami -6
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