Miami Heat at Portland Blazers NBA Picks Against the Spread 2/5/2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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The Miami Heat travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 7.5 point favorites.
The Heat head into this matchup with a mark of 24-27. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -0.6 as they average 104.9 points per contest while giving up 105.5 per game. The Blazers have an overall mark of 32-20. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 113.1 points per contest and give up 110.0, which is a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 25-25-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 25-25-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 29-23-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 26-26-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/19/18 PG Goran Dragic Knee is out indefinitely
01/28/19 SF Derrick Jones Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
02/03/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Miami
Josh Richardson comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Hassan Whiteside averages 12.7 points per game in 25.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 12.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 42%.
Damian Lillard averages 26.4 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. CJ McCollum averages 21.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 104.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 46.5 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.2 per game. The Heat allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 9th in the league with 113.1 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 48.1 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Blazers are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Blazers surrender 110.0 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 43.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers were 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game last season.
The Heat are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Miami is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league.
Portland is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Blazers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 16th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami +7.5
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