Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
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Goran Dragic and the Miami Heat are headed to Fiserv Forum on Saturday where they'll meet the Milwaukee Bucks. Miami opens this game as 9.5 point underdogs. The total opens at 226.5.
Key Miami Heat Injuries
10/25/2019 James Johnson PF Coach's Decision Expected to be out until at least Oct 29
10/25/2019 Jimmy Butler SF Personal Expected to be out until at least Oct 29
10/25/2019 Udonis Haslem PF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Oct 27
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Goran Dragic comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 25 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 90%. Justise Winslow averages 27 points per game in 37 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Khris Middleton averages 11 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 25%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 30 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 13 rebounds per contest and 11 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 120 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 19 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 18 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 21 per game. The Heat allow 101 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 16% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 22 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 24 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 12th in the league with 117 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 53 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 31. The Bucks are 29th in turnovers per game with 11. The Bucks surrender 111 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 25 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 57 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14 per game.
The Heat are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 90.2, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 4th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 112 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 13th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 21% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. Miami is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 9.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Bucks are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 101.1, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 10th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 109.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 7th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -9.5
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