New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat NBA Parlay 11/16/2019
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Location: American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Miami -4
Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans (3-8, 5th in the Southwest Division) head to American Airlines Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Miami Heat (8-3, 1st in the Southeast Division). New Orleans opens this contest as 4 point dogs. The O/U is set at 224.
The Pelicans are covering the spread 45.5% of the time, having gone 5-6-0 ATS. Miami is covering 80.0% of the time, going 8-2-1 against the spread.
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/14/2019 Josh Hart SG Knee Game Time Decision
11/14/2019 Brandon Ingram SF Knee Game Time Decision
11/14/2019 Jahlil Okafor C Ankle Game Time Decision
11/14/2019 Lonzo Ball PG Hip Game Time Decision
10/21/2019 Zion Williamson SF Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 9
8/29/2019 Darius Miller SF Achilles Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Key Miami Heat Injuries
11/14/2019 Justise Winslow SF Concussion Game Time Decision
11/14/2019 KZ Okpala SF Achilles Game Time Decision
11/14/2019 Jr SF Hip Game Time Decision
Jrue Holiday averages 17.0 points per contest in 35.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.2 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%. Brandon Ingram comes into this game averaging 25.9 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per night. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Bam Adebayo averages 13.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes 4.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 61%. Goran Dragic scores 16.1 points per contest while playing 28.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 5.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 122.8 points per contest which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 25.8 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA. New Orleans averages 118.4 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 46.5 boards per contest and 26.7 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 17.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat give up 104.9 points per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.3 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 42.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 18.5 per contest. Miami is 14th in the NBA with 111.4 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.3 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 26.4. The Heat are 1st in turnovers per contest with 18.5.
The Pelicans are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 113.6, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 28th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 107.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. New Orleans is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Miami is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 22nd in the league. The Heat are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 101.1 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans +4 and over 224 total points
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