Miami Heat at Sacramento Kings NBA Tips 2/8/2019
Friday, February 8, 2019
Golden 1 Center
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The Miami Heat travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Friday, February 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Sacramento as 2.5 point favorites.
The Heat head into this matchup with a mark of 25-27. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -0.4 as they average 105.2 points per contest while giving up 105.6 per game. The Kings have an overall mark of 28-26. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 113.5 points per contest and give up 115.1, which is a point differential of -1.6.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 26-25-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 26-25-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 31-22-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 29-24-0 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 Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/07/19 G Alec Burks Acquired is questionable Friday vs Miami
02/07/19 SF Harrison Barnes Acquired is questionable Friday vs Miami
Hassan Whiteside comes into this contest averaging 13.0 points per game while playing 25.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 43%. Josh Richardson averages 17.3 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Buddy Hield averages 20.4 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. De'Aaron Fox averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 7.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 105.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 46.5 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.1 per game. The Heat allow 105.6 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 3rd and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.0 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 8th in the league with 113.5 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.6. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 25.7. The Kings are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Kings surrender 115.1 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 48.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings were 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per game last season.
The Heat are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 26th 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 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league.
Sacramento is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Kings are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami +2.5
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